10 days in Washington State Itinerary

10 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip builder

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Angeles
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then stroll around Olympic Sculpture Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle itinerary planning tool.

Charleston to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August in Seattle, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

North Cascades National Park

— 1 night
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at North Cascades National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the North Cascades National Park holiday builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to North Cascades National Park. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in North Cascades National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, then appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, and finally stroll through Skyline Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Cascades National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. In August in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Port Angeles

— 3 nights
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Olympic National Park (Olympic National Park, Second Beach Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, experience rural life at B&B Family Farm, see the interesting displays at Olympic Coast Discovery Center, and head outdoors with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Angeles trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Port Angeles. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Angeles: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and finally walk around Kerry Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

You can drive from Port Angeles to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Angeles in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.