FAVORITE DAY TRIPS
FAVORITE DAY TRIPS
WE’VE PUT TOGETHER THESE 6 DAY TRIP ITINERARIES TO HELP YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF THE TIME YOU’VE GOT.
The Olympic Peninsula is one of the few places on earth where you can visit three major biomes – alpine tundra, temperate rainforest, and coastal beach – in a single day. (We recommend three to five days – there’s lots more to see and do.)
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HAVE ONLY 1 FULL DAY, AND ARE PREPARED FOR A LONGER ROAD TRIP – TRY OUR BUCKET LIST DAY TRIP.
Our Bucket List Day Trip starts with a visit to Hurricane Ridge and a legendary view of the Olympic Mountains. From there, you’ll head to the shore of Lake Crescent. Then it’s a short hop to Ancient Groves, the northern edge of the Hoh Rain Forest. Finally head up to Cape Flattery, the northwest-most point of the contiguous United States overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
HAVE ONLY 1 FULL DAY, BUT WANT A SHORTER TRIP – TRY EITHER OUR MOUNTAIN, FOREST OR BEACH DAY TRIP.
HAVE 2 OR 3 FULL DAYS – PICK OUR MOUNTAIN, FOREST, OR BEACH DAY TRIP FOR EACH DAY.
Mountain Day Trip takes you from the top of Hurricane Ridge to the base of ninety-foot Madison Falls, with a stop on a three-mile long sand spit in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and an afternoon at an amazing local winery.
Forest Day Trip begins with exploring the tidepools on the north coast, followed by a hike along the shore of Lake Crescent, a visit to Marymere Falls, lunch at historic Lake Crescent Lodge, a stroll through the Hoh Rainforest, and a stop at multi-prong Sol Duc Falls.
Beach Day Trip starts at the Makah Museum, then takes you to Cape Flattery overlooking the Pacific, and a hike along the coast to the rugged beauty of Shi Shi Beach.
HAVE 4 OR 5 DAYS – ADD OUR FARM OR ISLAND DAY TRIP.
Farm Day Trip starts with a visit to Washington Lavender Farm. Then take a stroll across Railroad Bridge, followed by a drive through Olympic Game Farm to feed the llama and bison. Finally, meander through the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge and out onto the Dungeness Sand Spit.
Island Day Trip starts with a ferry ride to Victoria, British Columbia. Then visit the famous Butchart Gardens and have high tea or check out the Royal B.C. Museum. Finish by touring the majestic B.C. Legislature and the grand Fairmont Empress Hotel.