13 days in Washington State Itinerary

13 days in Washington State Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
4
Seattle
— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Merriman Falls in Quinault, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, hike along High Divide, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and identify plant and animal life at Deer Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park day trip planning site.

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 to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Olympic National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are colder with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Merriman Falls
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 12th (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, stroll through Skyline Trail, thentrek along Trail of the Shadows, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls. Keep things going the next day: hike along Camp Muir Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park day trip website.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

2
nights
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 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Turtleback Mountain, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, and then find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Friday Harbor online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Friday Harbor in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July: highs in Friday Harbor hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Turtleback Mountain
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Space Needle, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by combination of from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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