13 days in Washington State Itinerary

13 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Port Townsend
— 2 nights
Bus
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Alki Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Green Lake Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, look for gifts at Theo Chocolate, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Seattle at 74°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Port Townsend

— 2 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. On the 8th (Tue), explore by horseback at Larry Scott Memorial Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Flagler State Park, and then stop by The Spice and Tea Exchange. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, then admire the masterpieces at Jefferson Museum of Art & History, then examine the collection at The Rothschild House, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Soak On The Sound.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Townsend day trip planner.

Drive from Seattle to Port Townsend in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Port Townsend at 65°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bunch Creek Falls, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, and then hike along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Ozette Loop Hike, then hike along Second Beach Trail, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park online route maker.

You can take a bus from Port Townsend to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. June in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Mount Rainier National Park

— 5 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Family-friendly places like Mount Rainier and Skyline Trail will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Grove of the Patriarchs and Nisqually Vista Loop. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, hike along Snow Lake Trail, stroll through Tolmie Peak Trail, and head outdoors with Reflection Lakes.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and shuttle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in June, you will find days in Mount Rainier National Park are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Washington State travel guide

4.2
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.