With almost no advance notice, I suddenly have the opportunity to visit Washington next week. I've crammed in a lot of reading, but I'm still having trouble with logistics and I'm hoping someone can help. We have a total of 10 days and we need to spend the first two in Seattle. We've been told that we should split the rest of the time between the ONP and San Juan Islands. I'm sensing that the ONP deserves more time than the San Juans, so I may save only three days for the islands. (I'm wondering if it's worth spending a lot of time waiting for ferries for such a short trip.)
The problem, of course, is lodging and figuring out where to base ourselves. I thought we'd visit the Lake Quinault, Ruby and Rialto beaches, two of us would hike the trail to Lake Ozette, hike around in the Hoh rainforest, go to Lake Crescent (and walk the Spruce Railroad Trail), and visit Hurricane Ridge. I've been able to book two nights at the Quinault River Inn, but I don't know if two nights are a good idea. Maybe what looks like relatively short distances would actually take a long time? For example, would it be reasonable to stay there the two nights, see the Quinault Lake area (short to medium hikes) and see the beaches or is it better to stay one night and then move to La Push to be closer to the beaches and Lake Ozette?
Thank you so much for any advice you can give.