9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State vacation planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Walla Walla
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle, Fly to Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Ferry to Victoria, Bus to Fifth at Ocean, Ferry to Friday Harbor
Friday Harbor
— 2 nights



— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): walk around Waterfall Garden Park, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, then don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally stroll through Discovery Park.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Seattle. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Walla Walla

— 2 nights
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Basel Cellars Estate Winery and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Reininger Winery, take an in-depth tour of Whitman Mission, get engrossed in the history at Fort Walla Walla Museum, then do a tasting at Kontos Cellars, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pioneer Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Walla Walla journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Walla Walla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Walla Walla, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), hike along Sol Duc Falls and then take in the natural beauty of Sol Duc Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Hurricane Ridge and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Walla Walla to Olympic National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Walla Walla in May, expect Olympic National Park to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Friday Harbor

— 2 nights
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 24th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan, and then relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then view the masterpieces at WaterWorks Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and finally relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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.