20 days in Washington State Itinerary

20 days in Washington State Itinerary

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

6
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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike, take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, and trek along Murhut Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

Washington DC to Olympic National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a train; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Olympic National Park due to the time zone difference. In August, Olympic National Park is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
High Divide ©
High Divide

4
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 13th (Thu), hike the day away at Camp Muir Trail. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Skyline Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Paradise Valley, hike along Wonderland Trail, and delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip builder website.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

3
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.
Friday Harbor is known for wildlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, get a taste of life in the country at Horseshu Guest Ranch, and take in the awesome beauty at Turtleback Mountain.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Friday Harbor takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, you will find days in Friday Harbor are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

6
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: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seattle online attractions 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 August, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (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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