11 days in Washington State & Charleston Itinerary

11 days in Washington State & Charleston Itinerary

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1
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 Sol Duc Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Ruby Beach and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Quinault to see Quinault Big Spruce Tree about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, hike along Second Beach Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at High Divide.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park route app.

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 changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough 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

1
night
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 °F during the day and °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

1
night
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 °F to lows of °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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, thenexplore 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, thenadmire 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 °F, while at night they dip to °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

2
nights
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 Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, explore the galleries of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, take an in-depth tour of Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, and pause for some photo ops at Fort Moultrie.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planner.

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 moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in September; daily highs in Charleston reach °F and lows reach °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, The Center for Birds of Prey, Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine
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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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