21 days in Washington State Itinerary

21 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Leavenworth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Spokane
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 4 nights

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Friday Harbor to Eastsound to see Orcas Island Pottery about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with San Juan Safaris, get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor attractions website.

Seattle to Friday Harbor is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in September, plan for little chillier nights in Friday Harbor, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 1 night
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then head outdoors with Catchmore Charters, and then stroll through Predators of the Heart.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Anacortes online driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Anacortes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Leavenworth

— 2 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. On the 13th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Apple Capital Loop Trail, see human ingenuity at work at Rocky Reach Dam Park, then meet the residents at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, and finally trek along Icicle Ridge Trail. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Waterfront Park, do a tasting at Kestrel Vintners Tasting Room and Gift Shop, then look for gifts at Kris Kringl - Where It's Christmas All Year Long!, and finally learn about winemaking at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Leavenworth trip planner.

Getting from Anacortes to Leavenworth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Anacortes in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Leavenworth. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Spokane.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Wineries · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Spokane

— 2 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, then take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, and then do a tasting at Barrister Winery. Keep things going the next day: trek along Iller Creek Conservation Area, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Church, then walk around Riverfront Park, and finally look for gifts at Paradise Fibers, Inc.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Spokane trip planning tool.

You can drive from Leavenworth to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Spokane can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Trails

Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 17th (Fri) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Christine Falls Viewpoint, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, and head outdoors with Reflection Lakes.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Spokane to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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, trek along Hoh River Trail, explore the activities along Lake Crescent, and admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Port Townsend

— 2 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, then don't miss a visit to The Starrett House Inn, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Front Street Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): head outdoors with West Coast Spin Doctors, then get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, and then relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Townsend driving holiday planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. In September in Port Townsend, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Seattle

— 4 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 28th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Townsend to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Townsend in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

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.