8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State visit planner
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Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
— 3 nights
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
— 2 nights


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 25th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then examine the collection at The Whale Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan, then relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and then identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor online journey planner.

Seattle to Friday Harbor is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Friday Harbor at 74°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like LeMay - America's Car Museum and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Tacoma to see Chihuly Bridge of Glass about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, see the interesting displays at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in July, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park — 1 night

The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): trek along Nisqually Vista Loop, contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, then stroll through Wonderland Trail, then stroll through Trail of the Shadows, and finally hike along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Amboy.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Amboy — 2 nights

Amboy is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Washington, United States. On the 31st (Fri), get impressive views of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, then steep yourself in history at Pomeroy Living History Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Lucia Falls Regional Park, and finally do a tasting at Moulton Falls Winery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amboy trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Amboy. July in Amboy sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Washington State travel guide

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.