21 days in Washington State Itinerary

21 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State tour planner

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Bus to Kona, Fly to Spokane
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Spokane
— 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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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bellingham
— 3 nights
Taxi to Anacortes, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Spokane

— 2 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): ride a horse along Centennial Trail, experience rural life at Green Bluff, and then do a tasting at Barrister Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around John A. Finch Arboretum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, then stroll around Riverfront Park, and finally look for gifts at Auntie's Bookstore.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Spokane road trip site.

Hilo to Spokane is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hilo to Spokane is 2 hours. Traveling from Hilo in October, things will get colder in Spokane: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wineries

Leavenworth

— 2 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): walk around Riverfront Park, then stroll through Apple Capital Loop Trail, and then do a tasting at Silvara Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the activities along Icicle Creek, then do a tasting at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room, then stop by Kris Kringl - Where It's Christmas All Year Long!, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Leavenworth trip planner.

Drive from Spokane to Leavenworth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Leavenworth, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Wineries · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, then hike along Skyline Trail, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Discover Nature.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Leavenworth to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympic National Park: Dalby Water Wheel (in Union) and Merriman Falls (in Quinault). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, stroll through Sol Duc Falls, hike along Hurricane Ridge, and explore the activities along Lena Lakes.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Olympic National Park online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Bellingham.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Bellingham

— 3 nights

City of Subdued Excitement

Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
Venture out of the city with trips to Deception Pass State Park (in Oak Harbor), North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum (in Concrete) and Olive Shoppe Ginger Grater la Conner (in La Conner). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Whatcom Falls Park, walk around Lake Padden Park, get engrossed in the history at Lynden Pioneer Museum, and take a stroll through Fairhaven Historic District.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bellingham trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Bellingham. October in Bellingham sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip planner.

Fly from Bellingham to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In October in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Seattle

— 5 nights

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.
Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip planning website.

You can 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 October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks

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.