9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Ocean City
Fly:  10​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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + tram + Fly + shuttle:  13​h 45​min
End: Ocean City

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 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

Ocean City to Seattle is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ocean City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ocean City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor day trip planning site .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Friday Harbor, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, hike along Hoh River Trail, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and stroll through Ozette Loop Hike.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip planner.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park by ferry takes about 6 hours. September in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hoh River Trail ©
Hoh River Trail

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, then examine the collection at Longmire Museum, and then trek along Skyline Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park holiday maker site .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Longmire Museum ©
Longmire Museum

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