9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Port Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Vancouver
— 1 day
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the activities along Crescent Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Second Beach Trail, cruise along Hurricane Ridge, and then relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Angeles tour itinerary planning tool .

Indianapolis to Port Angeles is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in August, expect Port Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, B&B Family Farm
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Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

1
night
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at John's Beachcombing Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at First Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Third Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Forks travel route website .

Traveling by car from Port Angeles to Forks takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Forks can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Forks

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

La Push
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First Beach ©
First Beach
John's Beachcombing Museum ©
John's Beachcombing Museum

1
day
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 28th (Tue), pick up some local products at Esther Short Park, then steep yourself in history at Vancouver National Historic Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Officers' Row.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver day trip site .

Drive from Forks to Vancouver in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Forks in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Vancouver: highs are around 84°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): browse the fresh offerings at San Juan Island Farmers Market, see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park, experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Vancouver to Friday Harbor in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and ferry. In August, Friday Harbor is little chillier than Vancouver - with highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll through Kerry Park, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip website .

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In August, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Friday Harbor - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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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

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