10 days in Washington State Itinerary

10 days in Washington State Itinerary

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10 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Ilwaco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Port Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. Take a break from the city and head to Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, contemplate the long history of West Point Lighthouse, and wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle travel planner .

Pittsburgh to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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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

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, browse the fresh offerings at Vancouver Farmers Market - Downtown Market, then explore and take pictures at Esther Short Park, then go for a walk through Wintler Community Park, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Leverich Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver journey maker app .

You can drive from Seattle to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©

1
night
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Long Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ilwaco trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Vancouver to Ilwaco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Vancouver in September: highs in Ilwaco hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hike along Skyline Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Ilwaco to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

4
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Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Hurricane Ridge and Murhut Falls. Step out of Port Angeles with an excursion to Olympic National Park in Olympic National Park--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail, experience rural life at Jardin du Soleil, take in the dramatic scenery at Madison Creek Falls, and explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Angeles day trip planner .

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Port Angeles by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In September in Port Angeles, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

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