9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
— 1 night


Seattle — 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Union and Fort Ward Park. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see 5 Mile Drive & Trails in Tacoma, approximately Tacoma away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Golden Gardens Park, ponder the design of International Fountain, admire the natural beauty at Kubota Garden, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Sailing Seattle.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle journey site.

Dallas to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Seattle is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Side Trips

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 14th (Thu): get outside with Schooners North, then savor the flavors at Amaro Farm & Flat Hat Distilling, and then take a tour of Schooners North.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Friday Harbor travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Friday Harbor at 74°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Olga.
Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Olga, Orcas Island — 1 night

Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. On the 15th (Fri), stroll through Orcas Island Trail Rides and then take in the exciting artwork at Orcas Island Artworks.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Olga road trip planner.

Travel from Friday Harbor to Olga in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Olympic National Park.
Trails · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Olympic National Park — 3 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ozette Loop Hike and Kalaloch Beach Trail 4. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympic National Park: Quinault (Merriman Falls & Quinault Big Spruce Tree). There's much more to do: trek along Hoh River Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus, stroll through Quinault River-Pony Bridge Day Hike, and admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Olga to Olympic National Park takes 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Spokane.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Spokane — 1 night

Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll around Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaiser Conservatory.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Spokane trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Spokane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, expect Spokane to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

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.