13 days in Washington State Itinerary

13 days in Washington State Itinerary

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13 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Ilwaco
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Walla Walla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pullman
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 1st (Mon), steep yourself in history at George C. Marshall House. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Starvation Creek State Park, then learn about winemaking at Phelps Creek Vineyards, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver holiday site .

Melbourne, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Vancouver, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hood River, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Starvation Creek State Park
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House

1
night
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, enjoy the sea views from Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at North Head Lighthouse, and finally cruise along Long Beach.

You can plan Ilwaco trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Vancouver to Ilwaco in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: highs in Ilwaco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Long Beach
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North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

2
nights
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Patrick Church and Fort Walla Walla Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rulo Winery and Kontos Cellars. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Walla Walla Vintners, look for all kinds of wild species at Pioneer Park, get engrossed in the history at Kirkman House Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Walla Walla tour itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ilwaco to Walla Walla. While traveling from Ilwaco, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Walla Walla, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pullman.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Rulo Winery ©
Rulo Winery
Fort Walla Walla Museum ©
Fort Walla Walla Museum
St. Patrick Church ©
St. Patrick Church

1
night
Pullman

Pullman ©
Pullman is the largest city in Whitman County, located in southeastern Washington state within the Palouse region of the Pacific Northwest. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): trek along Bill Chipman Palouse Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center, and then cool off at Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pullman day trip site .

Drive from Walla Walla to Pullman in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Walla Walla in July, things will get little chillier in Pullman: highs are around 34°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Pullman

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Moscow
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Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center ©
Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center
Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center ©
Bill Chipman Palouse Trail ©
Bill Chipman Palouse Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at San Juan Historical Society and Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands, then get a taste of the local shopping with Arctic Raven Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Island Studios, and finally get outside with Springtide Paddlesports.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Friday Harbor journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pullman to Friday Harbor. Traveling from Pullman in July, you will find days in Friday Harbor are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
American Camp ©
American Camp

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in July, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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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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