15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

Make it your trip
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, explore and take pictures at Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, and hike along High Divide.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park tour planner.

Port Angeles to Olympic National Park is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 12th (Sun), appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, then trek along Skyline Trail, and then get outside with Reflection Lakes. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Christine Falls Viewpoint, then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 4 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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seattle travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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 18th (Sat): stroll through Lime Kiln Point State Park, then don't miss a visit to English Camp, and then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports. On the next day, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor travel route planning app.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Friday Harbor, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Olga.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Jones Island State Park, make a trip to Orcas Island Pottery, and then don't miss a visit to Judd Cove Preserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Olga online travel planner.

Traveling by journey from Friday Harbor to Olga takes 1.5 hours. In September in Olga, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Olga

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

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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.