6 days in Gig Harbor, Tacoma & Seattle Itinerary

6 days in Gig Harbor, Tacoma & Seattle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State Trip Planner

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Gig Harbor
— 1 day
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Tacoma
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights

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Gig Harbor

— 1 day
Gig Harbor is the name of both a bay on Puget Sound and a city on its shore in Pierce County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at 7 Seas Brewing, get engrossed in the history at Harbor History Museum, and then take a memorable tour with Destiny Harbor Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gig Harbor route planner.

Seattle to Gig Harbor is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Gig Harbor are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tacoma.

Things to do in Gig Harbor

Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Tacoma

— 2 nights
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. On the 10th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Museum of Glass, test your problem-solving skills at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and finally trek along 5 Mile Drive & Trails. On the next day, stroll through W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, see the interesting displays at LeMay - America's Car Museum, then see the interesting displays at Washington State History Museum, and finally make a trip to Union Station.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tacoma trip planning tool.

Tacoma is very close to Gig Harbor. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Seattle

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Discovery Park. Get outdoors at Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get some cultural insight at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pioneer Square, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip planning app.

You can drive from Tacoma to Seattle in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Seattle, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods