22 days in Washington State Itinerary

22 days in Washington State Itinerary

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22 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Bus:  14​h 30​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Leavenworth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Richland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Walla Walla
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Harbinger Winery in Port Angeles--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, explore the activities along Crescent Lake, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Storm King.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip planning tool .

London, UK to Olympic National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Olympia.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Harbinger Winery
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Harbinger Winery ©
Harbinger Winery

3
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Washington State History Museum and 7 Wonders Creation Museum. Attractions like Hands On Children's Museum and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Olympia side-trips: Tacoma (Tacoma Art Museum, Union Station, & more) and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (in Eatonville). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Childhood's End Gallery and examine the collection at The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Olympia online driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Olympic National Park to Olympia in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum, 7 Wonders Creation Museum
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Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

3
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Leavenworth Reindeer Farm and Lincoln Rock State Park. Get some cultural insight at Tildio Winery and Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room. Get out of town with these interesting Leavenworth side-trips: Ellensburg (Clymer Museum of Art & Gard Vintners), Thorp Mill (in Thorp) and Apple Capital Loop Trail (in Wenatchee). And it doesn't end there: explore by horseback at Mountain Springs Lodge Sleigh Rides, tour the pleasant surroundings at Leavenworth Ski Hill, learn about winemaking at Tunnel Hill Winery, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Leavenworth road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Leavenworth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Olympia in December; daily highs in Leavenworth reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Richland.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Ellensburg, Cashmere, Chelan, Tildio Winery, Apple Capital Loop Trail
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Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Slidewaters ©
Slidewaters
Tildio Winery ©
Tildio Winery

3
nights
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Hanford Nuclear Reservation and Chandler Reach. Explore Richland's surroundings by going to Prosser (Daven Lore Winery, Barrel Springs Winery, & more), Central Washington Agricultural Museum (in Union Gap) and Zillah (The teapot Dome Gas Station & Cultura Winery). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Gesa Carousel of Dreams, make a trip to USS Triton Submarine Memorial Park, and learn about winemaking at Columbia Crest Winery.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Richland road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Leavenworth to Richland takes 3 hours. When traveling from Leavenworth in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Richland: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Richland

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Prosser, Benton City, Zillah, Gesa Carousel of Dreams, Central Washington Agricultural Museum
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Chandler Reach ©
Chandler Reach
Central Washington Agricultural Museum ©
Gesa Carousel of Dreams ©
Gesa Carousel of Dreams

3
nights
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rulo Winery and Walla Walla Vintners. Go for a jaunt from Walla Walla to Dayton to see Dayton Historical Depot Museum about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Castillo de Feliciana and get engrossed in the history at Fort Walla Walla Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Walla Walla tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Richland to Walla Walla in 1.5 hours. December in Walla Walla sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Woodward Canyon Winery, Dayton Historical Depot Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rulo Winery ©
Rulo Winery
Walla Walla Vintners ©
Walla Walla Vintners
Fort Walla Walla Museum ©
Fort Walla Walla Museum

6
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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Pike Place Market and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Jimi Hendrix Grave Site (in Renton) and Imagine Children's Museum (in Everett). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, see the interesting displays at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Walla Walla to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Walla Walla in December, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Bellevue, Jimi Hendrix Grave Site, Log Cabin Visitor Information Center, Imagine Children's Museum
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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