14 days in Washington State & Montana Itinerary

14 days in Washington State & Montana Itinerary

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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Spokane
— 1 day
Fly
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Kubota Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then stroll around Kerry Park. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip website.

Manchester, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Seattle is minus 8 hours. In May, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Port Townsend

— 1 night
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park, get outside with Puget Sound Express, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Soak On The Sound.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Townsend online trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Port Townsend by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Townsend, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Murhut Falls and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Sandphifer Gallery and then immerse yourself in nature at Pacific Beach State Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Townsend to Olympic National Park. In May in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Rainier and Emmons Vista Overlook. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Bumping Lake, and head outdoors with Reflection Lakes.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. In May, daytime highs in Mount Rainier National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Spokane.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Spokane

— 1 day
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Spokane Falls and then walk around Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Spokane route planning site.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Spokane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Spokane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Bozeman.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Nature

Bozeman

— 2 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): meet the residents at Montana Grizzly Encounter and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Rockies.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman day trip planning website.

You can fly from Spokane to Bozeman in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Spokane to Bozeman, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Spokane in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bozeman, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 13th (Fri), cast your line with a fishing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May, West Yellowstone is a bit cooler than Bozeman - with highs of 16°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · 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.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.