16 days in Washington State Itinerary

16 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State vacation planner
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Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Mount Rainier National Park
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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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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park — 1 night

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier and then hike along Skyline Trail.

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London, UK to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Mount Rainier National Park is minus 8 hours. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Mount Rainier National Park, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Olympic 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.
Get outdoors at Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ruby Beach and Quinault Rain Forest. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Rain Forest Nature Trail in Quinault--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, explore the activities along Lake Crescent, and stroll through Sol Duc Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel 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 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Townsend.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

Port Townsend — 1 night

Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. On the 11th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, indulge in some personalized pampering at Soak On The Sound, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Townsend trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. In August, daily temperatures in Port Townsend can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Anacortes.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island — 2 nights

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lavender Wind Farm, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Washington Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anacortes trip planner.

You can drive from Port Townsend to Anacortes in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Port Townsend in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Anacortes, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Friday Harbor.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor online attractions planner.

Getting from Anacortes to Friday Harbor by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Seattle — 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Snoqualmie Falls and Alki Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Puget Sound Express and Seattle Great Wheel. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Space Needle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, browse the exhibits of Chihuly Garden and Glass, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

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Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In August, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Friday Harbor - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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.