15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State journey planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 1 night
Drive
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Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to University of Washington and Seattle Public Library. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and walk around Kerry Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seattle day trip site.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Merriman Falls in Quinault--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hurricane Ridge, trek along Second Beach Trail, kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in April: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 55°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Port Townsend

— 1 night
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. On the 28th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park, see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, then stroll around Chetzemoka Park, and finally stop by Chimacum Corner Farmstand.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Townsend sightseeing planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island

— 1 night
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Admiralty Head Lighthouse, admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, and then explore the activities along Deception Pass State Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Oak Harbor travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Townsend to Oak Harbor takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Oak Harbor are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olga.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Olga, Orcas Island

— 1 night
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. On the 30th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Crow Valley Pottery, and then identify plant and animal life at Outer Island Expeditions.

Before you visit Olga, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can travel from Oak Harbor to Olga in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Olga can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 2 nights
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 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then shop like a local with WaterWorks Gallery, then get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, and finally stroll around Reuben Tarte Memorial Park. On the next day, make a trip to English Camp, then identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor itinerary app.

Traveling by journey from Olga to Friday Harbor takes 1.5 hours. April in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 3 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll around Washington Park, and then walk around Causland Memorial Park. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Tulip Town, then admire the natural beauty at Roozengaarde Display Garden, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Northwest Art, and finally look for gifts at Olive Shoppe Ginger Grater la Conner.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Anacortes trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Anacortes are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

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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.