Hi everyone! I'm in the beginning stages of planning a week long roadtrip to the San Juan Islands, Olympic NP, and then Seattle. Thinking of leaving mid-Sept, after Labor Day but hopefully before it gets cold.
I've never been on the west coast (originally from the east coast) but I would like to visit the Pacific Northwest. This is more of a sampler trip -- I want to see a bit of everything.
I have a preliminary schedule. Any feedback would be great.
1: Arrive at SEA. Drive to Anacortes and stay in Anacortes
2: ferry to Orcas and stay in Orcas (camp Moran State Park but willing to take other suggestions)
3: ferry to Friday Harbor and stay in Friday Harbor (camp somewhere - suggestions?)
4: ferry to Anacortes, drive to Port Angeles, explore Olympic and stay in Port Angeles
5: drive to Hoh, explore Olympic and stay in Forks
6: ? (Thinking of exploring the Kalaloch area or Quinault at Olympic but wondering if there's a "must-see" spot between Olympic and Seattle. Wanted to visit Mt. Rainier but I think it's too far.)
7: drive to Seattle, explore Seattle, stay in Seattle
8: fly back home