15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

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15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Gulfport
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h 45 min
1
Walla Walla
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Richland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Goldendale
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Ilwaco
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Gulfport

3
nights
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Patrick Church and College Cellars. Rulo Winery and Tranche Cellars are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: do a tasting at Walla Walla Vintners and take an in-depth tour of Fort Walla Walla Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Walla Walla route maker site .

Gulfport to Walla Walla is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Gulfport in October: high temperatures in Walla Walla hover around 65°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Richland.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Lowden
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Rulo Winery ©
Rulo Winery
Fort Walla Walla Museum ©
Fort Walla Walla Museum
L'Ecole No. 41 ©
L'Ecole No. 41

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Barrel Springs Winery, do a tasting at Mercer Wine Estates, then do a tasting at Tucannon Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Hedges Family Estate, and finally contemplate the long history of Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Columbia Crest Winery, do a tasting at 14 Hands Winery, then learn about winemaking at Daven Lore Winery, then do a tasting at Chandler Reach, and finally learn about winemaking at Cooper.

Plan trip to Richland with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Walla Walla to Richland in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Walla Walla in October, Richland is a bit cooler at night with lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goldendale.

Things to do in Richland

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Prosser, Benton City, Columbia Crest Winery
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Tucannon Cellars ©
Tucannon Cellars
Columbia Crest Winery ©
Columbia Crest Winery
Daven Lore Winery ©
Daven Lore Winery

2
nights
Goldendale

Goldendale ©
Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Stonehenge Memorial, explore and take pictures at Gunkel Orchards Fruit Stand, then explore the world behind art at Maryhill Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Presby Museum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Goldendale Observatory State Park. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Maryhill Winery, then learn about winemaking at Jacob Williams Winery, then learn about winemaking at Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Cor Cellars.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Goldendale trip maker website .

Drive from Richland to Goldendale in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Goldendale can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Goldendale

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wishram, Cor Cellars
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Maryhill Museum of Art ©
Maryhill Museum of Art
Presby Museum ©
Presby Museum
Jacob Williams Winery ©
Jacob Williams Winery

1
night
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Northwest Carriage Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, then have some family-friendly fun at Go Karts and Krazy Kars, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Don Nisbett Art Gallery. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Long Beach, visit a coastal fixture at North Head Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Disappointment Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilwaco trip website .

You can drive from Goldendale to Ilwaco in 4 hours. October in Ilwaco sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Long Beach, Northwest Carriage Museum, Long Beach
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North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Northwest Carriage Museum ©
Northwest Carriage Museum
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

4
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.
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum and Bruce Lee Grave Site will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Step out of Seattle to go to Tacoma and see LeMay - America's Car Museum, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library, enjoy the sea views from West Point Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Ilwaco to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Tacoma
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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