21 days in Washington State Itinerary

21 days in Washington State Itinerary

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21 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  16​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Roslyn
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Richland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Neah Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Quinault
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Ilwaco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

3
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.
Pioneer Square and Bruce Lee Grave Site will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Murhut Falls (in Olympic National Park), Tahoma National Cemetery (in Kent) and Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home (in Renton). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the landmark architecture of King Street Station, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planning website .

Barcelona, Spain to Seattle is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, car, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to Seattle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Seattle reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Roslyn.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tahoma National Cemetery, Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home, Murhut Falls
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Tahoma National Cemetery ©
Tahoma National Cemetery

1
night
Roslyn

Roslyn ©
Roslyn is a city in Kittitas County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Roslyn Historical Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Roslyn Cemetery, and then get to know the fascinating history of South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Roslyn sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Seattle to Roslyn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Roslyn to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Richland.

Things to do in Roslyn

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Roslyn Cemetery ©
Roslyn Cemetery
Roslyn Historical Museum ©
Roslyn Historical Museum

1
night
Richland

Richland ©
Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. On the 6th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacagawea Heritage Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia Park, and then steep yourself in history at Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Richland itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Roslyn to Richland takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Roslyn in September, you will find days in Richland are much hotter (31°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Richland

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Columbia Park
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Park ©
Columbia Park

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, then take in the history at American Camp, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Pelindaba Lavender Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor tour itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Richland to Friday Harbor. While traveling from Richland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Friday Harbor, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Neah Bay.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
American Camp ©
American Camp

1
night
Neah Bay

Neah Bay ©
Neah Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Makah Reservation in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 9th (Mon), explore the activities along Cape Flattery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Flattery Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Makah Cultural and Research Center.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Neah Bay vacation builder site .

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Neah Bay in 6 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Neah Bay can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Neah Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Flattery
Highlights from your plan
Cape Flattery ©
Cape Flattery
Makah Cultural and Research Center ©

4
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Angeles: Olympic National Park (Second Beach Trail, Ozette Loop Hike, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Crescent Lake, stroll through Francis Street Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Marymere Falls, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Soleil.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Angeles trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Neah Bay to Port Angeles takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Port Angeles can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Quinault.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Jardin du Soleil
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Mount Storm King
Mount Storm King

4
nights
Quinault

Quinault ©
Quinault is an unincorporated community in Washington in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Ruby Beach and Quinault Rain Forest. Get out of town with these interesting Quinault side-trips: Olympic National Park (Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, Hoh River Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Merriman Falls and identify plant and animal life at Quinault Big Spruce Tree.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Quinault online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Port Angeles to Quinault in 2.5 hours. In September in Quinault, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Quinault

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh River Trail ©
Hoh River Trail
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

1
night
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. On the 18th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, visit a coastal fixture at North Head Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Long Beach, and finally get your game on at Go Karts and Krazy Kars.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ilwaco sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Quinault to Ilwaco takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Long Beach, Go Karts and Krazy Kars
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Vancouver National Historic Reserve, contemplate the long history of George C. Marshall House, then contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfront Renaissance Trail, then take in the views from Vancouver Land Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial, and finally pick up some local products at Esther Short Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver trip planner .

You can drive from Ilwaco to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ilwaco in September, you will find days in Vancouver are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House

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