23 days in Washington State Itinerary

23 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to March's Point, Ferry to Friday Harbor
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly to Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport, Drive to Clarkston
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Clarkston
— 1 night
Drive
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Spokane
— 3 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. On the 23rd (Thu), hike the day away at Camp Muir Trail. There's lots more to do: stroll through Skyline Trail, admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, and head outdoors with Reflection Lakes.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Mount Rainier National Park reach 71°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Olympic National Park

— 7 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, trek along Hoh River Trail, stroll through Rialto Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Quinault Rain Forest.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park route maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. In September, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Orcas Island Pottery in Eastsound (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with San Juan Safaris, head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands, relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage, and examine the collection at The Whale Museum.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor in 5.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

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.
Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seattle route site.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In October in Seattle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Clarkston.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Clarkston

— 1 night
Clarkston is a city in Asotin County, Washington, United States. On the 9th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Basalt Cellars Winery and then cast your line with Snake Dancer Excursions.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Clarkston trip app.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Clarkston with the Route module. Traveling from Seattle in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Clarkston, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Clarkston

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Spokane

— 3 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Charles R. Conner Museum (in Pullman) and Perkins House (in Colfax). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, do a tasting at Barrister Winery, walk around Riverfront Park, and stop by Paradise Fibers, Inc.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Spokane online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Clarkston to Spokane in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Clarkston, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Spokane, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

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Art Galleries · 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.