14 days in Washington State Itinerary

14 days in Washington State Itinerary

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14 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Richland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h
4
Coupeville, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Durham

1
night
Richland

Richland ©
Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. On the 29th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Richland trip builder site .

Durham to Richland is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Durham to Richland due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Richland when traveling from Durham in July, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Richland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kennewick
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Columbia Park ©
Columbia Park
Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve ©
The REACH Museum ©
The REACH Museum

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): trek along Skyline Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Paradise Valley, then take an in-depth tour of Longmire Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Trail of the Shadows, then admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, then delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, and finally stroll through Paradise Loop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Richland to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Richland in July, things will get slightly colder in Mount Rainier National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Paradise Valley ©
Paradise Valley

2
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get in touch with nature at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Quinault Big Spruce Tree, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, trek along Sol Duc Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail, and explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August: highs in Olympic National Park hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Coupeville.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

1
night
Coupeville, Whidbey Island

Coupeville ©
Coupeville is a town on Whidbey Island, in Island County, Washington, United States.It is the county seat of Island County. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coupeville trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Coupeville. In August in Coupeville, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Coupeville

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, explore and take pictures at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, then make a trip to English Camp, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp, then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, and finally admire the masterpieces at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor route maker website .

Getting from Coupeville to Friday Harbor by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Gargoyles Statuary. Attractions like Space Needle and Pike Place Market make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Lake Wilderness Arboretum (in Maple Valley), Duthie Hill Park (in Issaquah) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, don't miss a visit to Pioneer Square, and pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Friday Harbor in August, with highs in Seattle at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Duthie Hill Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Lake Wilderness Arboretum
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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