15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

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15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  5​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Port Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Forks
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Long Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Columbia Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle online tour planner .

Los Angeles to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Seattle reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
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 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Island Studios, identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then make a trip to American Camp.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in September since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park road trip site .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Mount Rainier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

4
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Olympic National Park and Ozette Loop Hike. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Angeles: Second Beach Trail (in Olympic National Park) and Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout (in Sequim). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, take a leisurely stroll along Port Angeles City Pier, and take in the dramatic scenery at Marymere Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Angeles trip planner .

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Port Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. September in Port Angeles sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

4
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rialto Beach and Second Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruby Beach and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Neah Bay (Makah Cultural and Research Center & Cape Flattery Trail). There's still lots to do: stroll through La Push Beach, see the interesting displays at John's Beachcombing Museum, and stop by Native to Twilight.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Forks trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Port Angeles to Forks by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Forks, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, La Push, Neah Bay
Highlights from your plan
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

2
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Long Beach, then enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Long Beach day trip site .

Traveling by car from Forks to Long Beach takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Long Beach

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ilwaco, Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse

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