15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

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Spokane
— 1 night
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Goldendale
— 1 night
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ilwaco
— 2 nights
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Port Townsend
— 2 nights
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La Conner
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Spokane

— 1 night
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, then see the interesting displays at Campbell House, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaiser Conservatory. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Church, then contemplate the long history of Crosby House, and finally gain insight at Gonzaga University.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Spokane online trip planner.

Phoenix to Spokane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in April, things will get colder in Spokane: highs are around 58°F and lows about 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goldendale.

Things to do in Spokane

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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 17th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery, admire the masterpieces at Maryhill Museum of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Stonehenge Memorial, and finally take an in-depth tour of Presby Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Goldendale day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Spokane to Goldendale takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Spokane in April, expect nights in Goldendale to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Goldendale

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Vancouver

— 3 nights
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. Popular historic sites such as Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site and Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial are in your itinerary. Explore Vancouver's surroundings by going to Claquato Church (in Chehalis), 7 Wonders Creation Museum (in Silverlake) and The Shady Lady (in Centralia). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row, contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant House, explore the striking landscape at Beacon Rock, and go for a walk through Wintler Community Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vancouver using our trip planner.

Drive from Goldendale to Vancouver in 2 hours. In April in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Ilwaco

— 2 nights
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at North Head Lighthouse, then admire all the interesting features of Long Beach, and finally gain insight at Clark's Dismal Nitch. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Cranberry Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oysterville Church, then view the masterpieces at Don Nisbett Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Middle Village Station Camp.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ilwaco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vancouver to Ilwaco in 2.5 hours. April in Ilwaco sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Port Townsend

— 2 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Admiralty Head Lighthouse, then shop like a local with Port Townsend Gallery, and then enjoy the sea views from New Dungeness Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Starrett House Inn, see the interesting displays at The Rothschild House, then enjoy the sea views from Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, and finally examine the collection at Port Gamble Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Townsend trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ilwaco to Port Townsend in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Port Townsend are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to La Conner.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

La Conner

— 1 night
La Conner is a town in Skagit County, Washington, United States with a population of 891 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll around Causland Memorial Park, then admire the natural beauty at Roozengaarde Display Garden, then browse the exhibits of Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our La Conner trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Port Townsend to La Conner takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in La Conner

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Pioneer Square and Lake View Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Tahoma National Cemetery (in Kent), Tacoma Art Museum (in Tacoma) and Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home (in Renton). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

Drive from La Conner to Seattle in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Seattle are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.