12 days in Washington State Itinerary

12 days in Washington State Itinerary

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12 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Ilwaco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Forks
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Newark

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pioneer Square and Seattle Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip planning website .

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Seattle. Traveling from Newark in May, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

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 2nd (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Friday Harbor tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Friday Harbor at 69°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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

1
night
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Marsh's Free Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Don Nisbett Art Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilwaco trip planner.

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Ilwaco in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Long Beach
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
Marsh's Free Museum ©
Marsh's Free Museum

2
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at John's Beachcombing Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Forks Timber Museum, kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tree Root Cave, and finally look for gifts at Native to Twilight.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Forks trip planner.

Getting from Ilwaco to Forks by car takes about 4 hours. June in Forks sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail, explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Soleil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, then identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, and then stop by Washington Lavender.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Angeles day trip planning website .

Getting from Forks to Port Angeles by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Port Angeles can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

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