7 days in Washington State Itinerary

7 days in Washington State Itinerary

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7 days in Washington State Itinerary

Cranbrook
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Spokane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h
Bellingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
Cranbrook

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Spokane

Spokane
Spokane is a city in the state of Washington, in the northwestern United States. To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Spokane sightseeing planner.

Cranbrook, Canada to Spokane is an approximately 4-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Spokane are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Spokane

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 13th (Mon), wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square, and then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle itinerary builder.

You can fly from Spokane to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Spokane in August, plan for slightly colder days in Seattle, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
On the 15th (Wed), get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Friday Harbor at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bellingham.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum

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Bellingham

Bellingham ©
On the 17th (Fri), kick back and relax at Clayton Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bellingham sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Friday Harbor to Bellingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Friday Harbor in August since evenings lows in Bellingham dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park

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