8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, then learn about all things military at Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, then stop by Theo Chocolate, and finally take a stroll through Fremont. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then stroll around Golden Gardens Park, then contemplate the long history of Jimi Hendrix Grave Site, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kubota Garden.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary planning site .

Indianapolis to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Seattle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Indianapolis in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

USS Turner Joy Museum Ship, Jimi Hendrix Grave Site, Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, U.S. Naval Undersea Museum
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Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum ©
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum ©
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum
Golden Gardens Park ©
Golden Gardens Park

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Arctic Raven Gallery and then deepen your knowledge of military history at American Camp.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in May since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, San Juan Island Distillery
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American Camp ©
American Camp
San Juan Island Distillery ©
San Juan Island Distillery
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

1
night
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 26th (Sun), stroll through Ozette Loop Hike, explore by horseback at Olympic Discovery Trail, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Olympic Peninsula, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River, and then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Olympic National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park by ferry takes about 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Washington State, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Ozette Loop Hike ©
Ozette Loop Hike
Olympic Peninsula ©
Olympic Peninsula
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Vancouver Farmers Market - Downtown Market, steep yourself in history at Vancouver National Historic Reserve, examine the collection at Pearson Field and Pearson Air Museum, then take a memorable drive along Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Naturescaping Wildlife Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Vancouver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Olympic National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 50°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway, Naturescaping Wildlife Botanic Gardens
Highlights from your plan
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House
Pearson Field and Pearson Air Museum ©

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