17 days in Washington State Itinerary

17 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip itinerary planner

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Seattle
— 1 day
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Glacier
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mazama
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night

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Seattle

— 1 day

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.
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle online sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Seattle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Glacier

— 3 nights
Glacier is a census-designated place in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. Triad River Tours has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Ann Trail and Skyline Divide. Get in touch with nature at Heliotrope Ridge Trail and Artist Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Glacier: Concrete (Cascade Trail & Rasar State Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Baker Ski Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Picture Lake, fly down the slopes at Mt Baker, and cruise along Mount Baker Scenic Byway.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Glacier trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Glacier takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glacier: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 56°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Mazama.

Things to do in Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Mazama

— 3 nights
Mazama is an unincorporated community in Okanogan County (population 200) located in the Methow Valley of Washington, on the east slopes of the North Cascades and North Cascades National Park. Get outdoors at Ross Lake National Recreation Area and Blue Lake Trai. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and Falls Creek Falls Trail Head. Change things up with these side-trips from Mazama: North Cascades National Park (Maple Pass Loop & Gorge Creek Falls) and Winthrop National Fish Hatchery (in Winthrop). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cedar Creek Falls.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mazama trip planner.

You can drive from Glacier to Mazama in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Glacier in August, expect nights in Mazama to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Mazama

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Angeles

— 2 nights
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 6th (Sat), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then admire the sheer force of Madison Creek Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Angeles online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mazama to Port Angeles takes 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mazama in August: high temperatures in Port Angeles hover around 72°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Rialto Beach and Third Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympic National Park: Quinault Big Spruce Tree (in Quinault), Tree Root Cave (in Forks) and Sequim (Dungeness River Audubon Center & Sequim Bay State Park). There's still lots to do: trek along Second Beach Trail, stroll through Sol Duc Falls, explore the activities along Crescent Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bunch Creek Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park planner.

Olympic National Park is very close to Port Angeles. In August in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Longmire Museum, Narada Falls and Grove of the Patriarchs. Visiting Mount St. Helens and Paradise Valley will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Skyline Trail and Naches Peak Loop Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Ashford Creek Pottery in Ashford (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: trek along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Myrtle Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonderland Trail, and get outside with Reflection Lakes.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

You can travel from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 54°F at night. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, then get advice or help at Seattle Public Library, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally ponder the design of Seattle Center.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 61°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · 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.