12 days in Washington State Itinerary

12 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sequim
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly

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Seattle

— 4 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.
Dedicate the 20th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Seattle tour itinerary website.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Seattle at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sequim.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Sequim

— 1 night
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): experience rural life at Purple Haze Lavender Farm, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Lavender Connection, then relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sequim Pioneer Memorial Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sequim trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Seattle to Sequim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Sequim at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Merriman Falls, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Bunch Creek Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls, and hike along Hoh River Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park holiday builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sequim to Olympic National Park. In July in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Paradise Valley, then trek along Skyline Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Shadows, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park holiday maker app.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.