23 days in Washington State Itinerary

23 days in Washington State Itinerary

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23 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Walla Walla
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Spokane
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Forks
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Ilwaco
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Christchurch

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and then get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Esther Short Park, then contemplate the long history of Vancouver National Historic Reserve, then steep yourself in history at George C. Marshall House, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Leverich Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Vancouver is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Vancouver is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in May, expect Vancouver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House

5
nights
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to L'Ecole No. 41 and Rulo Winery. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Pioneer Park, do a tasting at Northstar Winery, play a few rounds at Wine Valley Golf Course, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Walla Walla trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Vancouver to Walla Walla by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In May in Walla Walla, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Spokane.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Lowden
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Rulo Winery ©
Rulo Winery
Walla Walla Vintners ©
Walla Walla Vintners
L'Ecole No. 41 ©
L'Ecole No. 41

2
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Crosby House, admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then stroll through Riverfront Park, and finally stop by Boo Radley's. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, then do a tasting at Barrister Winery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Spokane trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Walla Walla to Spokane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Walla Walla in May, you will find days in Spokane are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Anacortes.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge ©
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge

1
night
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stop by SeaBear Wild Salmon, stroll through Causland Memorial Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Anacortes day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Spokane to Anacortes takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Spokane in May, expect nights in Anacortes to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Causland Memorial Park ©
Causland Memorial Park

4
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moran State Park and English Camp. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, explore the world behind art at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and view the masterpieces at Island Studios.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor visit site .

Getting from Anacortes to Friday Harbor by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, Moran State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park ©
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
American Camp ©
American Camp

3
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Makah Cultural and Research Center and La Push Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Forks: Cape Flattery Trail (in Neah Bay) and Olympic National Park (Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, Ruby Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Native to Twilight.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Forks vacation builder site .

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Forks in 5.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Forks can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Neah Bay, La Push Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Push Beach ©
La Push Beach
Makah Cultural and Research Center ©
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

3
nights
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Visit North Head Lighthouse and Oysterville Church for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and Adelaide's Coffee and Sweet Shoppe. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Cape Disappointment State Park, steep yourself in history at Clark's Dismal Nitch, get to know the fascinating history of Long Beach, and shop like a local with Don Nisbett Art Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilwaco travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Forks to Ilwaco by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Long Beach, Clark's Dismal Nitch, Adelaide's Coffee and Sweet Shoppe, Oysterville Church, Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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