20 days in Mount Vernon, Anacortes & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

20 days in Mount Vernon, Anacortes & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

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20 days in Mount Vernon, Anacortes & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

Start: Boise City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Mount Vernon
— 13 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 3 nights
shuttle:  5​h
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

13
nights
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Vernon: Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley), Bellingham (Whatcom Falls Park, Boulevard Park, & more) and Sequim (Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, B&B Family Farm, & more). There's still lots to do: walk around Lake Padden Park, experience rural life at Schuh Farms, immerse yourself in nature at Wallace Falls State Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roozengaarde Display Garden.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mount Vernon holiday builder site .

Boise City to Mount Vernon is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Boise City to Mount Vernon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boise City in July, with highs in Mount Vernon at 74°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Anacortes.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sequim, Bellingham, Blaine, Wallace Falls State Park, Outback Kangaroo Farm
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B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge ©
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

3
nights
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll around Causland Memorial Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then walk around Cap Sante Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): stop by SeaBear Wild Salmon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Erie Park, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally stroll around Washington Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Anacortes tour planning app .

Anacortes is just a stone's throw from Mount Vernon. In July, daytime highs in Anacortes are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Deception Pass State Park
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Washington Park ©
Washington Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, hike along Trail of the Shadows, then hike along Skyline Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Narada Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount St. Helens.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by shuttle from Anacortes to Mount Rainier National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Mount St. Helens
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

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