24 days in Washington State Itinerary

24 days in Washington State Itinerary

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24 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Goldendale
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Walla Walla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Spokane
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Winthrop
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
8
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Long Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Portland

1
night
Goldendale

Goldendale ©
Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. On the 1st (Mon), make a trip to Stonehenge Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of Columbia Hills State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Maryhill State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Presby Museum, explore the world behind art at Maryhill Museum of Art, then do a tasting at Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Maryhill Winery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Goldendale vacation planner .

Portland to Goldendale is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Goldendale

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Columbia Hills State Park, Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Maryhill State Park ©
Maryhill State Park
Stonehenge Memorial ©
Stonehenge Memorial
Maryhill Museum of Art ©
Maryhill Museum of Art

3
nights
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick Church and Rooks Park. Step out of Walla Walla to go to Dayton and see Dumas Station Wines, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: savor the flavors at College Cellars, learn about winemaking at Bella Fortuna Events and Tours, tee off at Wine Valley Golf Course, and look for gifts at D'Olivo Tasting Bar.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Walla Walla trip app .

You can drive from Goldendale to Walla Walla in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Walla Walla are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Dumas Station Wines
Highlights from your plan
Dumas Station Wines ©
Dumas Station Wines
St. Patrick Church ©
St. Patrick Church
College Cellars ©
College Cellars

2
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, then steep yourself in history at Crosby House, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Church, and finally stroll through Riverfront Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Downtown Spokane, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, stop by Auntie's Bookstore, then admire the sheer force of Spokane Falls, and finally snap pictures at Monroe Street Bridge.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Spokane planner .

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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Walla Walla in October: high temperatures in Spokane hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

3
nights
Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falls Creek Falls Trail Head and Maple Pass Loop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winthrop: Cedar Creek Falls (in Mazama) and Washington Pass (in North Cascades National Park). There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Winthrop Twin Lakes Loop, hit the slopes at Methow Valley, do a tasting at Lost River Winery, and stop by Shotgun Nellie’s.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Winthrop trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Spokane to Winthrop in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olga.

Things to do in Winthrop

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mazama, North Cascades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Washington Pass ©
Washington Pass
Maple Pass Loop ©
Maple Pass Loop
Methow Valley ©
Methow Valley

1
night
Olga, Orcas Island

Olga ©
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): experience rural life at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm, then make a trip to Orcas Island Pottery, and then admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sucia Island State Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Olga itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Winthrop to Olga in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Winthrop in October, expect nights in Olga to be somewhat warmer, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Eastsound
Highlights from your plan
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Sucia Island State Park ©
Sucia Island State Park
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Whale Museum and Pelindaba Lavender Farm. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, make a trip to English Camp, explore and take pictures at Schooners North, and take in the exciting artwork at WaterWorks Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor online holiday builder .

You can drive from Olga to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Kerry Park. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library.

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You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hurricane Ridge and New Dungeness Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Angeles: Olympic National Park (in Olympic National Park) and Dungeness Landing County Park (in Sequim). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Crescent Lake, experience rural life at Washington Lavender, don't miss a visit to Olympic Peninsula, and take a leisurely stroll along Port Angeles City Pier.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Angeles route maker website .

You can fly from Seattle to Port Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Port Angeles, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim, Olympic Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
New Dungeness Lighthouse ©
New Dungeness Lighthouse
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Skyline Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Angeles to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. October in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail

2
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. On the 23rd (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Don Nisbett Art Gallery, enjoy the sea views from Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, and finally take a memorable drive along Long Beach. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Marsh's Free Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then stop by Jack's Country Store, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Oysterville Church.

To plan Long Beach vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Long Beach. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October since evenings lows in Long Beach dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Long Beach

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ilwaco, Long Beach, Jack's Country Store, Oysterville Church
Highlights from your plan
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
Oysterville Church ©
Oysterville Church

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