5 days in Washington State Itinerary

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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
Friday Harbor
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle


Olympic National Park — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then stroll through Hurricane Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park sightseeing planner.

Seattle to Olympic National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Seattle in May, things will get slightly colder in Olympic National Park: highs are around 62°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Mount Rainier National Park — 1 day

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier and then hike along Skyline Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. May in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Seattle — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in May, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Friday Harbor

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then examine the collection at The Whale Museum.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor online tour planner.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Friday Harbor when traveling from Seattle in May, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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Washington State travel guide

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.