21 days in Washington State Itinerary

21 days in Washington State Itinerary

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21 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Leavenworth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Spokane
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Albuquerque

3
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 Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Swain's General Store in Port Angeles--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, cruise along Hurricane Ridge, and explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary website .

Albuquerque to Olympic National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Olympic National Park. When traveling from Albuquerque in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Olympia.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Swain's General Store, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

3
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Washington State Capitol. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Tacoma (Point Defiance Park, Museum of Glass, & more). There's more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum and shop like a local with Childhood's End Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympia trip maker website .

You can take a bus from Olympic National Park to Olympia in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tacoma
Highlights from your plan
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum

2
nights
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 8th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park. On your second day here, experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, don't miss a visit to English Camp, then examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and finally look for gifts at Serendipity the used book place.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Olympia to Friday Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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

2
nights
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 10th (Mon), stroll around Washington Park, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll around Causland Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Roozengaarde Display Garden, then trek along Whatcom Falls Park, and then take in the waterfront at Seafarers Memorial Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Anacortes trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Anacortes by car takes about 2 hours. In February in Anacortes, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Roozengaarde Display Garden, Whatcom Falls Park
Highlights from your plan
Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Roozengaarde Display Garden ©
Roozengaarde Display Garden

1
night
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island

Oak Harbor ©
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park, make a trip to Fort Ebey State Park, and then stroll around Deception Pass State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Oak Harbor online vacation maker .

Getting from Anacortes to Oak Harbor by car takes about an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Coupeville
Highlights from your plan
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Fort Casey State Park ©
Fort Casey State Park
Fort Ebey State Park ©
Fort Ebey State Park

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bloedel Reserve and Kerry Park. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Snoqualmie to see Snoqualmie Falls about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the landmark architecture of Sky View Observatory, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Oak Harbor to Seattle in 2 hours. In February in Seattle, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Bloedel Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

2
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, stroll around Front Street Park, then look for gifts at The Oil & Vinegar Cellar, then learn about winemaking at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room, and finally stroll around Waterfront Park. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room, trek along Icicle Ridge Trail, then learn about winemaking at Icicle Ridge Winery, and finally appreciate the history behind 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Leavenworth road trip tool .

Drive from Seattle to Leavenworth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in February, with highs in Leavenworth at 40°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

9/11 Spirit of America Memorial, Icicle Ridge Winery
Highlights from your plan
Waterfront Park ©
Waterfront Park
Front Street Park ©
Front Street Park
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm

3
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Manito Park and Riverfront Park. Step out of Spokane with an excursion to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in Cheney--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Green Bluff, take in the dramatic scenery at Spokane Falls, admire the natural beauty at Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, and look for gifts at Paradise Fibers, Inc.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Spokane day trip planning site .

You can drive from Leavenworth to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. February in Spokane sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge ©
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Manito Park ©
Manito Park

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