15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Port Townsend
— 1 night
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Spokane
— 2 nights

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympic National Park: Quinault (Merriman Falls, Quinault Big Spruce Tree, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, explore the activities along Crescent Lake, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Storm King.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Denver to Olympic National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; 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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Denver in August, with highs in Olympic National Park at 72°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

1
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Port Townsend

Port Townsend ©
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Worden State Park, then see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, then examine the collection at The Rothschild House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Finnriver Orchard & Cider Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Townsend itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend in 3 hours. August in Port Townsend sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Olga.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Fort Worden State Park ©
Fort Worden State Park
Puget Sound Express ©
Puget Sound Express
Finnriver Orchard & Cider Gardens ©
Finnriver Orchard & Cider Gardens

1
night
Olga, Orcas Island

Olga ©
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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Outer Island Expeditions.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Olga trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Port Townsend to Olga by journey takes about 4 hours. August in Olga sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

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Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Outer Island Expeditions ©
Outer Island Expeditions

2
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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 2nd (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then examine the collection at The Whale Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to English Camp, then identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor travel route planner.

Traveling by journey from Olga to Friday Harbor takes 1.5 hours. In September in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Lavendera Massage ©
Lavendera Massage

3
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Seattle

Seattle ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Snoqualmie Falls and Kerry Park. Take a break from the city and head to Puget Sound Express and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

Plan a Seattle trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in September, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Puget Sound Express ©
Puget Sound Express
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

1
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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Box Canyon Loop, then trek along Skyline Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park tour builder app.

Traveling by shuttle from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in September, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Spokane.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Box Canyon Loop ©
Box Canyon Loop

2
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Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. On the 8th (Tue), explore by horseback at Centennial Trail, take a memorable tour with Mica Moon Zip Tours, and then explore by horseback at Spokane Trail Rides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, walk around Riverfront Park, and then admire the sheer force of Spokane Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Spokane trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Mount Rainier National Park to Spokane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Spokane sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Trail ©
Centennial Trail
Mica Moon Zip Tours ©
Mica Moon Zip Tours
Spokane Falls ©
Spokane Falls

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