9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  5​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Denver

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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Pioneer Square and Pike Place Marketfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, take a stroll through Bellevue Square, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary tool .

Denver to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bellevue Square
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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 21st (Sun): view the masterpieces at Island Studios, then examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Friday Harbor at 74°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, then stroll through Skyline Trail, and then stroll through Trail of the Shadows.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Mount Rainier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

4
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.
Relax by the water at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Sol Duc Falls and Murhut Falls. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and hike along Second Beach Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip planning tool .

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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