9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  8​h 30​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:  4​h 15​min
4
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Columbus

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at West Point Lighthouse. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of King Street Station, get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip planning website .

Columbus to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Columbus to Seattle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Columbus in June, with highs in Seattle at 74°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

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

1
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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 30th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 69°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
American Camp ©
American Camp

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. It doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and trek along Second Beach Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Olympic National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 6 hours. In June, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row, then contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of George C. Marshall House, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Esther Short Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vancouver using our trip planner.

Fly from Olympic National Park to Vancouver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vancouver

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Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House

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