9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
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Bainbridge Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Underwood
+2
Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Seattle

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle and then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary builder site.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.
On the 1st (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. In August, Friday Harbor is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Bainbridge Island.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Bainbridge Island

— 1 night
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bloedel Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bainbridge Island trip planner.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Bainbridge Island by journey takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Friday Harbor in August, with highs in Bainbridge Island at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Bainbridge Island

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Olympic Peninsula and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Olympic National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Bainbridge Island to Olympic National Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Bainbridge Island in August, expect Olympic National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Underwood.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Underwood

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Underwood visit website.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Underwood with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August since evenings lows in Underwood dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Underwood

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Washington State travel guide

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Art Galleries · 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.