9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
+2
Fly + tram + shuttle:  10​h
1
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Forks
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Milwaukee

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier and then trek along Skyline Trail.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planner .

Milwaukee to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Milwaukee in August, plan for little chillier nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

3
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Visit Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Olympic National Park and Tree Root Cave. Go for a jaunt from Forks to Olympic National Park to see Sol Duc Hot Springs about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Forks day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Forks. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Forks, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Second Beach
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): 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.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip maker .

Drive from Forks to Friday Harbor in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
American Camp ©
American Camp

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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.
Get outdoors at Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Lower Big Quilcene Trail in Olympic National Park, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and make a trip to Space Needle.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, Seattle is a bit warmer than Friday Harbor - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lower Big Quilcene Trail
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

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