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
— 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
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. Let the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

Plan trip to Seattle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Salt Lake City to Seattle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in June; daily highs in Seattle reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Island Studios, then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Friday Harbor road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, Friday Harbor is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

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. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Deer Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park vacation planner .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park by ferry takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): wander the streets of Officers' Row, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, and then pick up some local products at Esther Short Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver visit planning app .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Vancouver in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Olympic National Park in June, you will find days in Vancouver are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park

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