10 days in Washington State & New Jersey Itinerary

10 days in Washington State & New Jersey Itinerary

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Seattle
— 1 night
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Pier 50 Seattle Dock, Fly to Philadelphia, Bus to Cape May
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Cape May
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel and then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Seattle reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Trails

Side Trip

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
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.
On the 26th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

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Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Friday Harbor hover around 69°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Olga.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Olga, Orcas Island

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Shearwater Kayak Tours and then immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Olga trip builder tool.

You can travel from Friday Harbor to Olga in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Olga

Nature · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
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 Ruby Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Sol Duc Falls. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Merriman Falls in Quinault--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, trek along Second Beach Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at High Divide.

Before you visit Olympic National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Olga to Olympic National Park takes 5.5 hours. In June in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Cape May

— 2 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, stroll through Sunset Beach, then contemplate the long history of Emlen Physick Estate, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at North Wildwood Beach, then stroll through Wildwood Beach, and finally look for gifts at Kona Surf Co..

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Olympic National Park to Cape May takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Olympic National Park to Cape May. In July, Cape May is somewhat warmer than Olympic National Park - with highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.