25 days in Washington State Itinerary

25 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State route planner

Make it your trip
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Langley, Whidbey Island
— 4 nights
Unknown
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly to Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport, Drive to Clarkston
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Clarkston
— 2 nights
Drive to Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport, Fly to Austin

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Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 1st (Sun) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. On the 4th (Wed), hike the day away at Camp Muir Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Skyline Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, and appreciate the views at Paradise Valley.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park journey planner.

Austin to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin to Mount Rainier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Austin in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Mount Rainier National Park: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Olympic National Park

— 6 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: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, explore the activities along Hoh River, take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, and explore and take pictures at Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, you will find days in Olympic National Park are little chillier (72°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Langley.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Langley, Whidbey Island

— 4 nights
Langley is a city in Island County, Washington, United States which is located on the south end of Whidbey Island, overlooking the Saratoga Passage. Explore Langley's surroundings by going to Sequim (B&B Family Farm & The Lavender Connection) and Port Townsend (Northwind Arts Center, Puget Sound Express, &more). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Whidbey Island Distillery, stroll through Putney Woods Trails, and enjoy the sand and surf at Double Bluff Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Langley trip planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Langley by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August in Langley, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Langley

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.
Step out of Friday Harbor with an excursion to Orcas Island Pottery in Eastsound--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage, get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, and see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor road trip planning app.

Travel from Langley to Friday Harbor in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Langley in August since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Seattle

— 6 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 22nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, get outside with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Seattle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Friday Harbor in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Clarkston.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Clarkston

— 2 nights
Clarkston is a city in Asotin County, Washington, United States. On the 24th (Tue), cast your line with Snake Dancer Excursions, then learn about winemaking at Basalt Cellars Winery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Riverport Brewing Co.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Clarkston online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Clarkston. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Clarkston, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Clarkston

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

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.