11 days in Washington State & Charleston Itinerary

11 days in Washington State & Charleston Itinerary

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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
2
Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
3
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
5
Charleston
— 2 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Second Beach Trail. Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Quinault to see Quinault Big Spruce Tree about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, stroll through High Divide, and trek along Sol Duc Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park travel route planner.

New York City to Olympic National Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Olga.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

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Olga, Orcas Island

Olga ©
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Orcas Island Pottery and then immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Olga online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Olga. In September in Olga, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Anacortes.

Things to do in Olga

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Orcas Island Pottery
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Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery

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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 14th (Mon), explore the activities along Deception Pass State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Anacortes attractions planner.

Traveling by journey from Olga to Anacortes takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Olga, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anacortes, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Anacortes

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Deception Pass State Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park

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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 15th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally walk around Kerry Park. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Glass, and finally make a trip to Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seattle visit planner.

Traveling by car from Anacortes to Seattle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tacoma
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Edmondston-Alston House and The Charleston Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Center for Birds of Prey and Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, browse the exhibits of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and take an in-depth tour of Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Charleston takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Charleston is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Charleston: highs are around 84°F and lows about 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Fort Moultrie, Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, The Center for Birds of Prey
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The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum
Edmondston-Alston House ©
Edmondston-Alston House

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