16 days in Washington State & New York City Itinerary

16 days in Washington State & New York City Itinerary

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16 days in Washington State & New York City Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Storm King and Mount Ellinor. When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Merriman Falls in Quinault, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Walker, tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge.

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Amsterdam, Holland to Olympic National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Olympic National Park due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Merriman Falls
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Mount Storm King
Mount Storm King
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Alki Beach and Mountain Loop Highway. You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Tumwater to see Tumwater Falls Park about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom.

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Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tumwater Falls Park, Mountain Loop Highway
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Step out of the city life by going to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in February, expect slightly colder with lows of -1°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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