8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  10​h
1
Port Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hike along Second Beach Trail. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

New York City to Port Angeles is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Port Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Port Angeles are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are colder (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. On the 2nd (Thu), have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Tumwater Falls Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tolmie State Park.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Olympia online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Port Angeles to Olympia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Port Angeles in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Olympia, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tumwater Falls Park
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Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor online route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Olympia to Friday Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Olympia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Friday Harbor, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Nature Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

3
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 4th (Sat), make a trip to Pioneer Square, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Picnic Point Park, then identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and finally stroll through Alki Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip app .

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 80°F and lows about 61°F. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Picnic Point Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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