17 days in Washington State Itinerary

17 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner
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Seattle
— 5 nights
Drive
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Langley, Whidbey Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leavenworth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tacoma (Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary maker.

Milan, Italy to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Milan to Seattle, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Milan in January since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Langley.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Langley, Whidbey Island — 2 nights

Langley is a city in Island County, Washington, United States which is located on the south end of Whidbey Island, overlooking the Saratoga Passage. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Whidbey Island Distillery and then ride a horse along Putney Woods Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mutiny Bay Distillery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Langley planning website.

You can drive from Seattle to Langley in 1.5 hours. In January in Langley, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leavenworth.
Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Leavenworth — 2 nights

Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): ride a horse along Leavenworth Sleigh Rides, look for gifts at The Cheesemongers Shop, and then get to know the resident critters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): grab your bike and head to Apple Capital Loop Trail, stroll through Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Leavenworth vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Langley to Leavenworth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Langley in January: high temperatures in Leavenworth hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports
Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Discover Nature. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

Plan a Mount Rainier National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Leavenworth to Mount Rainier National Park. In January, Mount Rainier National Park is somewhat warmer than Leavenworth - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympia.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Olympia — 1 night

Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Oly Float and then explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Olympia trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
Spas · Museums · Childrens Museums

Olympic National Park — 3 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Rocky Brook Falls Trail in Brinnon--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Storm King, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, and grab your bike and head to Lower Big Quilcene Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympia to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

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.