18 days in Washington State Itinerary

18 days in Washington State Itinerary

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
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Langley, Whidbey Island
— 2 nights
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Port Townsend
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Olympia
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Spokane
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to English Camp, then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, then find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan, and finally stop by WaterWorks Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor planner.

Philadelphia to Friday Harbor is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Philadelphia to Friday Harbor, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 39°F in Friday Harbor. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Langley.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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 3rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Earth Sanctuary, sample the fine beverages at Whidbey Island Distillery, do a tasting at Comforts of Whidbey Winery, examine the collection at Langley Whale Center, then sample the tasty concoctions at Double Bluff Brewing Company, and finally explore the wide array of goods at The Star Store. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Meerkerk Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park, and then explore by horseback at Putney Woods Trails.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Langley holiday maker tool.

Travel from Friday Harbor to Langley in 3 hours. April in Langley sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Langley

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Port Townsend

— 2 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, then stroll around Chetzemoka Park, then see the interesting displays at The Rothschild House, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Worden State Park. On the next day, look for gifts at Chimacum Corner Farmstand, learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Undersea Museum, then play a few rounds at 7 Cedars, and finally get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Townsend trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Langley to Port Townsend takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Port Townsend are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nightlife

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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, take a memorable drive along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rialto Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Townsend to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Olympia

— 2 nights
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tumwater Falls Park, make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge, then admire the majestic nature at Priest Point Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Port Plaza Park. On your second day here, work off some steam at Oly Float, then have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, then view the masterpieces at Childhood's End Gallery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington State Capitol.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Olympia vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Olympia. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Discover Nature.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park. In April, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Spokane.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Spokane

— 4 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Spokane is known for parks, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Riverfront Park, grab your bike and head to South Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Church, and explore by horseback at Centennial Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Spokane travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Spokane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Spokane, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 38°F at night. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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.