9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Quinault
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Edmonds
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
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 5th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

Salt Lake City to Seattle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Seattle. In August, Seattle is slightly colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

1
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 7th (Wed): head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, then make a trip to American Camp, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Friday Harbor hover around 74°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Quinault.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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

3
nights
Quinault

Quinault ©
Quinault is an unincorporated community in Washington in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Ruby Beach and Quinault Rain Forest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quinault: Olympic National Park (Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, Olympic National Park, & more). There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Quinault Big Spruce Tree.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Quinault journey maker tool .

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Quinault in 6 hours. In August, daytime highs in Quinault are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Edmonds.

Things to do in Quinault

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

3
nights
Edmonds

Edmonds ©
Edmonds is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States, and is a Northern Suburb of Seattle located 11 miles (18 km) north of the city. On the 10th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Cascadia Art Museum. On your second day here, learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Undersea Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Country Village, and then make a trip to Log Cabin Visitor Information Center.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Edmonds online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Quinault to Edmonds takes 3 hours. August in Edmonds sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonds

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, U.S. Naval Undersea Museum, Alderwood Mall, St. Paul's Church
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Brackett's Landing South ©
Brackett's Landing South
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum ©
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park ©
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park

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