21 days in Washington State Itinerary

21 days in Washington State Itinerary

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21 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 30​min
5
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
bus:  5​h 15​min
7
Spokane
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

5
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Alki Beach and Olympic Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Snoqualmie Falls and Bloedel Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (in Olympia), Tacoma (Museum of Glass & Point Defiance Park) and Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, make a trip to Garden of Remembrance, and stroll around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 61°F in Seattle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tacoma, Edmonds, Bloedel Reserve, Seahurst Beach Park, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

4
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and Moran State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Orcas Island Pottery and Pelindaba Lavender Farm. Take a break from Friday Harbor with a short trip to Crow Valley Pottery in Eastsound, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, stroll around San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, don't miss a visit to English Camp, and get a taste of the local shopping with Arctic Raven Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip website .

Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, Friday Harbor is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Eastsound, Moran State Park, San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery

2
nights
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 5th (Thu), stroll around Washington Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then walk around Causland Memorial Park. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Rosario Beach, then hike along Whatcom Falls Park, and then snap pictures at La Conner Rainbow Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Anacortes day trip website .

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Anacortes in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Anacortes

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

La Conner Rainbow Bridge, Whatcom Falls Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park
Washington Park ©
Washington Park

1
night
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island

Oak Harbor ©
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. On the 7th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Lavender Wind Farm, and then immerse yourself in nature at Deception Pass State Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oak Harbor trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Anacortes to Oak Harbor by car takes about an hour. While traveling from Anacortes, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oak Harbor, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coupeville
Highlights from your plan
Fort Casey State Park ©
Fort Casey State Park
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Lavender Wind Farm ©
Lavender Wind Farm

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hurricane Ridge and Crescent Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Olympic National Park. Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Sequim to see Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, stroll through Ruby Beach, and hike along Sol Duc Falls.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oak Harbor to Olympic National Park. September in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 12th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Spokane.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

3
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll around Riverfront Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cat Tales Zoological Park, then admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, and finally stroll around Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Spokane Falls, then ride a horse along Centennial Trail, and then admire all the interesting features of Downtown Spokane.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Spokane trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Mount Rainier National Park to Spokane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Spokane can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Cat Tales Zoological Park
Highlights from your plan
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Spokane Falls ©
Spokane Falls
Cat Tales Zoological Park ©
Cat Tales Zoological Park

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