16 days in Washington State Itinerary

16 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

Make it your trip
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Spokane
— 1 night
Drive
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Wenatchee
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 6 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 1st (Fri): stroll around Riverfront Park and then admire the natural beauty at Manito Park. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore by horseback at Centennial Trail, relax in the rural setting at Green Bluff, and then stop by Paradise Fibers, Inc.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Spokane trip planner.

Memphis to Spokane is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Memphis to Spokane due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Memphis in October; daily highs in Spokane reach 59°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Wenatchee.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Wenatchee

— 1 night
Wenatchee is a city located in north-central Washington and is the largest city and county seat of Chelan County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): shop like a local with Pybus Public Market, stop by D-Olivo, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Apple Capital Loop Trail.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Wenatchee route planner.

You can drive from Spokane to Wenatchee in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Wenatchee are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Wenatchee

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier and then trek along Skyline Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Discover Nature.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park online sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wenatchee to Mount Rainier National Park. October in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, explore the activities along Lake Crescent, and take a memorable drive along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip site.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 6 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.
Dedicate the 13th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, make a trip to Space Needle, and stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seattle visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Olympic National Park in October, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

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Art Galleries · 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.