11 days in Washington State Itinerary

11 days in Washington State Itinerary

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11 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  9​h
1
Spokane
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Richland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Detroit

1
night
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. On the 15th (Tue), look for gifts at Auntie's Bookstore and then stroll around Riverfront Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Spokane holiday planner.

Detroit to Spokane is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Spokane, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 40°F in Spokane. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Richland.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Historic Sites Wineries
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Manito Park ©
Manito Park
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

1
night
Richland

Richland ©
Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. On the 17th (Thu), make a trip to Hanford Nuclear Reservation, then learn about winemaking at Hedges Family Estate, then learn about winemaking at Tucannon Cellars, and finally hike along Sacagawea Heritage Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Richland trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Spokane to Richland takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Spokane in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Richland, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Richland

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Benton City
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Tucannon Cellars ©
Tucannon Cellars
Hedges Family Estate ©
Hedges Family Estate

2
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get a sense of the local culture at New Dungeness Lighthouse and Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ruby Beach and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, explore the activities along Crescent Lake, and take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Richland to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Richland in October, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are slightly colder, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Sequim
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
New Dungeness Lighthouse ©
New Dungeness Lighthouse

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the views from Interstate Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Vancouver Lake Park, then snap pictures at Vancouver Land Bridge, and finally hike along Waterfront Renaissance Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial, then steep yourself in history at George C. Marshall House, then steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Vancouver visit website .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Vancouver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then stroll the grounds of Tahoma National Cemetery.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seattle sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tahoma National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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