15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State tour builder

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 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
— 3 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Beacon Ave S & 27th Ave S
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs. Keep things going the next day: hike along Trail of the Shadows, hike along Skyline Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Detroit in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. Family-friendly places like Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Olympic National Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Olympic National Park side-trips: Quinault (Quinault Big Spruce Tree & Rain Forest Nature Trail). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail, take a peaceful walk through Quinault Rain Forest, and explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Port Townsend

— 1 night
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Mystery Bay State Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Port Townsend tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend with the Route module. August in Port Townsend sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Olga.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with Outer Island Expeditions and then immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Olga road trip app.

You can drive from Port Townsend to Olga in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Olga are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 3 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.
Attractions like Lime Kiln Point State Park and The Whale Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pelindaba Lavender Farm and Lavendera Massage. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with San Juan Safaris, witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp, take in the exciting artwork at WaterWorks Gallery, and find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary website.

You can travel from Olga to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Olga in August since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Snoqualmie Falls and Alki Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Puget Sound Express and Woodland Park Zoo. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, stroll around Kerry Park, admire the striking features of Sky View Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Sea Shepherd Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seattle online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Friday Harbor in August, with highs in Seattle at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.