14 days in North Cascades, Chelan & Leavenworth Itinerary

14 days in North Cascades, Chelan & Leavenworth Itinerary

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14 days in North Cascades, Chelan & Leavenworth Itinerary

Start: SeaTac
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Bellingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Concrete
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Stehekin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Chelan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Leavenworth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: SeaTac

1
night
Bellingham

Bellingham ©
Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Clayton Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Sehome Hill Arboretum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Stimpson Family Nature Preserve.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bellingham trip maker app .

SeaTac to Bellingham is an approximately 2-hour car ride. When traveling from SeaTac in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bellingham: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier.

Things to do in Bellingham

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Sehome Hill Arboretum ©
Sehome Hill Arboretum
Stimpson Family Nature Preserve ©
Stimpson Family Nature Preserve

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Glacier

Glacier ©
Glacier is a census-designated place in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt Baker Ski Area. Visiting Heliotrope Ridge Trail and Lake Ann Trail will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skyline Divide and Mount Baker Scenic Byway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glacier: Fraser Valley (in Fraser) and Artist Point (in Deming). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Picture Lake and fly down the slopes at Mt Baker.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier trip website .

You can drive from Bellingham to Glacier in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Glacier are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Concrete.

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Washington State, Artist Point, Fraser Valley
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Mt Baker Ski Area ©
Mt Baker Ski Area
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Mt Baker ©
Mt Baker

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Concrete

Concrete ©
Concrete is a town in north-central Skagit County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Rasar State Park, trek along Cascade Trail, and then hike along Sauk Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum, admire the majestic nature at Rockport State Park, then see human ingenuity at work at Diablo Dam, and finally admire the majestic nature at Howard Miller Steelhead Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Concrete vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Glacier to Concrete in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stehekin.

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Rockport, Diablo Dam
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Rasar State Park ©
Rasar State Park
Howard Miller Steelhead Park ©
Howard Miller Steelhead Park
Rockport State Park ©
Rockport State Park

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Stehekin

Stehekin ©
Stehekin is a small unincorporated community in Chelan County, Washington. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Washington Pass and Maple Pass Loop. Escape the urban bustle at Ross Lake National Recreation Area and Imus Creek Trail. Take a break from Stehekin with a short trip to Cutthroat Lake in North Cascades National Park, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls and contemplate the waterfront views at Stehekin River.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Stehekin online vacation maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Concrete to Stehekin. Traveling from Concrete in August, expect nights in Stehekin to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chelan.

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North Cascades National Park
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Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Washington Pass ©
Washington Pass
Ross Lake National Recreation Area ©

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Chelan

Chelan ©
Chelan is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Chelan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dry Falls and Lake Chelan State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Beebe Bridge Park and LakeRider Sports. When in Chelan, make a side trip to see Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park in Coulee City, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Karma VIneyards, make a splash at Slidewaters, play a few rounds at Alta Lake Golf Course, and sample the tasty concoctions at Stormy Mountain Brewery.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Chelan day trip site .

Explore your travel options from Stehekin to Chelan with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Chelan

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Coulee City, Alta Lake Golf Course
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Beebe Bridge Park ©
Beebe Bridge Park
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Lake Chelan State Park ©
Lake Chelan State Park

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Leavenworth

Leavenworth
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. On the 13th (Thu), trek along Penstock Trail (Old Pipeline Trail).

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Leavenworth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chelan to Leavenworth takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Leavenworth can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Leavenworth

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