Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
Covering more than 1,500 square miles of the Olympic Peninsula in the northeast corner of Washington state, Olympic National Park encompasses several distinctly different ecosystems and protects a rich mosaic of natural and cultural history. Untamed rivers flow from glacier-capped peaks through valleys of old-growth forests, waves crash against a shoreline rich with life and hiking trails traverse the vast interior of this stunning wilderness.
Combine all the breathtaking nature with the city of Seattle for a perfect holiday.
You could start this holiday in Vancouver, Canada.
This itinerary is flexible and can be tailor-made to suit you; if you want to add extra days in one area, extend the holiday or maybe change the direction of travel. Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.
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Itinerary (9 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Arrive in Seattle “the Emerald City”, settle into the hotel of your choice where you...
Arrive in Seattle “the Emerald City”, settle into the hotel of your choice where you will stay for the next 3 nights.
Enjoy the sights of Seattle by land and by sea on the Ride the Ducks, Seattle Duck Tours or join Gray Line of Seattle on a Seattle City Tour or City Sights. Visit the numerous attractions the city has to offer, including the Experience Music Project, an interactive museum devoted to creativity and innovation in American popular music; Pike Place Market, the soul of Seattle and the oldest continually running farmers market; Chihuly Garden and Glass; Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre Company and Seattle Children’s Theatre to name just a few.
The city also offers great downtown shopping. Evening dining options are many. You can enjoy, for instance, magnificent 360–degree views from the 500-foot rotating restaurant SkyCity at the Space Needle, enjoy a sunset cruise around the harbour or choose from one of the fine restaurants downtown.
3 nights in Seattle
Seattle to Port Angeles
Collect your car to start your fly-drive adventure. You will depart on Washington State Ferry...
to Port Angeles
Collect your car to start your fly-drive adventure. You will depart on Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island and The Olympic Peninsula. You will stay either in the town of Port Angeles or at the more rural Lake Crescent Lodge 30 minutes to the west of town. In town, there are a selection of good restaurants and an interesting 2-hour underground tour showcasing the town’s history. There is a variety of watersports with canoes and kayaks for rent as well as many marked hiking trails.
2 nights in Port Angeles
Port Angeles to Kalaloch
Just under two hour’s drive takes you to Kalaloch on the west coast. The Quinault...
Just under two hour’s drive takes you to Kalaloch on the west coast. The Quinault Indians first called this coastal land “Kalaloch” or “good place to land.” Their ancient and native culture is still a strong presence. You might want to detour from the route to see Sol Duc Falls and also stop in Forks where Twilight was filmed. Be warned however, Forks is known as the rainiest town in the contiguous US. About 8 miles short of Kalaloch, you reach the Pacific Ocean and will be able to enjoy the miles of driftwood-lined beaches backed by the soaring evergreen forest.
Your days at Kalaloch Lodge will be spent beachcombing, hiking, fishing, bird watching or whale watching. Be sure to be near the beach at sunset as the colours can be absolutely stunning.
2 nights in Kalaloch
Kalaloch to Lake Quinault
A very short drive today (or you could stay an extra night in Kalaloch and...
to Lake Quinault
A very short drive today (or you could stay an extra night in Kalaloch and have a day-trip to Lake Quinault) away from the coast and into the hills. The Quinault Rainforest is one of only three temperate rainforests in the Western hemisphere. You will find the largest Sitka Spruce tree in the world, along with Hemlock, Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar trees. We would recommend that you take the Quinault Rainforest Loop, a 30-mile road that takes you around Lake Quinault. This is a very pretty drive and you might well see Roosevelt Elk, Black Tail Deer, Cougars, Bald Eagles, Bobcats, and even Black Bears. Alternatively, hike one of the many trails such as the easy 4-mail Quinault Loop.
2 nights in Lake Quinault
Lake Quinault to Seattle
It is only three-hours from Lake Quinault to Sea-Tac airport, but you might like to...
It is only three-hours from Lake Quinault to Sea-Tac airport, but you might like to make one final stop at the charming village of Gig Harbor or continue on into Oregon or Washington State.
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