15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State itinerary planner
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Fly to Portland International Airport, Drive to Goldendale
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Goldendale
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 1 night
Drive
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly

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Goldendale — 1 night

Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look and learn at Goldendale Observatory State Park. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Stonehenge Memorial and then contemplate the long history of Maryhill Museum of Art.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Goldendale trip builder site.

Washington to Goldendale is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Mount Rainier National Park — 1 night

The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): trek along Skyline Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park route site.

Explore your travel options from Goldendale to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Goldendale in September, with highs in Mount Rainier National Park at 71°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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 discover tucked-away gems like Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Lake Crescent. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach and trek along Sol Duc Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Townsend.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Port Townsend — 1 night

Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, then relax and rejuvenate at Soak On The Sound, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Townsend day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. In September, daytime highs in Port Townsend are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Olga.
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Spas · Nature · Wildlife · 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. On the 9th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park and then get a new perspective on things with Outer Island Expeditions.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Olga itinerary maker.

Drive from Port Townsend to Olga in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.
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Adventure · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at The Whale Museum, then make a trip to English Camp, and then stroll through Lime Kiln Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with San Juan Safaris and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor online journey maker.

Traveling by journey from Olga to Friday Harbor takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Anacortes.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island — 1 night

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get outside with Catchmore Charters.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Anacortes vacation builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Anacortes sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seattle.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Seattle — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Snoqualmie Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Take a break from the city and head to Puget Sound Express and Green Lake Park. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anacortes to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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