22 days in Washington State Itinerary

22 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 5 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Everett, Drive to Port Townsend
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Port Townsend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport, Drive to Clarkston
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Clarkston
— 1 night
Drive
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Spokane
— 2 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Waverly Beach Park in Kirkland (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Space Needle, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seattle online driving holiday planner.

Boston to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in July, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Buck Bay Shellfish Farm (in Olga) and Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, wander the wide-open spaces of Horseshu Guest Ranch, take in the exciting artwork at WaterWorks Gallery, and head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor road trip planning tool.

Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 74°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Port Townsend

— 2 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. On the 19th (Mon), head outdoors with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, then relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm, then relax in the rural setting at The Lavender Connection, and finally walk around Dungeness Landing County Park. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Worden State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Flagler State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Townsend online tour builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Friday Harbor to Port Townsend takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Friday Harbor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Townsend, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge, cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River, and hike along Second Beach Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park journey builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Townsend to Olympic National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. There's much more to do: hike along Skyline Trail, stroll through Paradise Loop, appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, and admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Clarkston.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Clarkston

— 1 night
Clarkston is a city in Asotin County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): do sightseeing your way with Snake Dancer Excursions, learn about winemaking at Basalt Cellars Winery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Riverport Brewing Co.

Plan my trip to Clarkston with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Clarkston. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July; daily highs in Clarkston reach 93°F and lows reach 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Clarkston

Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours

Spokane

— 2 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. On the 30th (Fri), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then stroll around Riverfront Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Manito Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Spokane trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Clarkston to Spokane takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Clarkston, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Spokane, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 60°F. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Washington State travel guide

4.2
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.