22 days in Washington State Itinerary

22 days in Washington State Itinerary

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22 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Maple Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Ilwaco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Port Angeles
— 5 nights
+5
Bus + Ferry + Foot + Tram + Fly + Bus:  10​h
End: New York City

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Alki Beach and Picnic Point Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Seahurst Beach Park in Burien, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle driving holiday planner .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Seattle at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Picnic Point Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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 2nd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: stroll through San Juan Co Park.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Friday Harbor itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Friday Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Co Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
San Juan Co Park ©
San Juan Co Park

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Rainier and Wonderland Trail. Step out of Mount Rainier National Park with an excursion to Ashford Creek Pottery in Ashford--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Skyline Trail, examine the collection at Longmire Museum, and admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mount Rainier National Park trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Mount Rainier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Friday Harbor in August: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Maple Valley.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Ashford Creek Pottery
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

2
nights
Maple Valley

Maple Valley ©
Maple Valley is a city in King County, Washington, United States. On the 7th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wilderness Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Si.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Maple Valley online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Maple Valley with the Route module. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, Maple Valley is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Maple Valley

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

North Bend
Highlights from your plan
Lake Wilderness Arboretum ©
Lake Wilderness Arboretum
Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area ©
Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, stroll through 5 Mile Drive & Trails, don't miss a visit to Chihuly Bridge of Glass, then examine the collection at Museum of Glass, and finally explore the world behind art at Tacoma Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wolf Haven International, look for all kinds of wild species at Tumwater Falls Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tolmie State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Maple Valley to Olympia in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Maple Valley in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Olympia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tacoma, Tumwater Falls Park, Wolf Haven International
Highlights from your plan
Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass
Tacoma Art Museum ©
Tacoma Art Museum

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 11th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, then steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and then pick up some local products at Esther Short Park. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Vancouver Farmers Market - Downtown Market, learn about winemaking at Bethany Vineyard & Winery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Battle Ground Lake State Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Olympia in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 59°F in Vancouver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Battle Ground Lake State Park, Bethany Vineyard & Winery, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park

1
night
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Long Beach, then get your game on at Go Karts and Krazy Kars, then enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ilwaco trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Ilwaco takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for slightly colder days in Ilwaco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

5
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Hurricane Ridge and Murhut Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Angeles: Merriman Falls (in Quinault) and Olympic National Park (Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park, & more). There's much more to do: trek along Second Beach Trail, experience rural life at Jardin du Soleil, and explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Ilwaco to Port Angeles by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Jardin du Soleil, Merriman Falls
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

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