15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

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15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Goldendale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Nashville

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): snap pictures at Vancouver Land Bridge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver vacation planner.

Nashville to Vancouver is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nashville to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nashville in September, with highs in Vancouver at 75°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goldendale.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House

1
night
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 7th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery, do a tasting at Maryhill Winery, then appreciate the history behind Stonehenge Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at Maryhill Museum of Art, and finally explore and take pictures at Gunkel Orchards Fruit Stand.

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

You can drive from Vancouver to Goldendale in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Goldendale can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Goldendale

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Maryhill Winery ©
Maryhill Winery
Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery ©
Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery
Maryhill Museum of Art ©
Maryhill Museum of Art

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park journey builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Goldendale to Mount Rainier National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Goldendale in September: high temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 71°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs

3
nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Ruby Beach and Hurricane Ridge. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip maker website .

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of American Camp, then admire all the interesting features of Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and finally make a trip to English Camp.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Anacortes.

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
American Camp ©
American Camp

2
nights
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): walk around Washington Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk around Causland Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at PBY-Naval Air Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Deception Pass State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Anacortes online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Friday Harbor to Anacortes takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Oak Harbor, Fort Casey State Park
Highlights from your plan
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Casey State Park ©
Fort Casey State Park

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bruce Lee Grave Site and Pioneer Square. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bloedel Reserve and Sky View Observatory. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Snoqualmie Falls in Snoqualmie, approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Columbia Center, and walk around Kerry Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planning app .

Getting from Anacortes to Seattle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve
Bruce Lee Grave Site ©
Bruce Lee Grave Site

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