8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

Make it your trip
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Bainbridge Island
— 1 day
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Belfair
— 1 night
Drive
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Beacon Ave S & 27th Ave S

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Bainbridge Island

— 1 day
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. On the 11th (Sat), stop by Bay Hay and Feed, learn about winemaking at Perennial Vintners, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bloedel Reserve, and finally learn about winemaking at Eagle Harbor Wine Co. Tasting Room.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bainbridge Island trip planner.

Seattle to Bainbridge Island is an approximately 1-hour car ride. May in Bainbridge Island sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Bainbridge Island

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Shopping

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

Plan my day in Olympic National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bainbridge Island to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Bainbridge Island in May, things will get a bit cooler in Olympic National Park: highs are around 62°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Belfair.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Belfair

— 1 night
Belfair is a census-designated place in Mason County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Belfair State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfair holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Belfair with the Route module. May in Belfair sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Belfair

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
For shopping fun, head to Pike Place Market or Chihuly Garden and Glass. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Belfair to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Belfair in May since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Serendipity the used book place, then examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Friday Harbor, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.