25 days in Washington State Itinerary

25 days in Washington State Itinerary

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25 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Olympia
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Travel:  4​h
6
Langley, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Leavenworth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Spokane
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

4
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip maker app .

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Seattle is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Friday Harbor: Deer Harbor Marina (in Deer Harbor), Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound) and Summit Learning Center (in Olga). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park, take in the awesome beauty at Turtleback Mountain, and find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Orcas Island Pottery, Summit Learning Center, Deer Harbor Marina, Turtleback Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

3
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympia: Tacoma (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, & more) and 7 Wonders Creation Museum (in Silverlake). The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Childhood's End Gallery, and take an unorthodox tour of The Shady Lady.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Olympia attractions site .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Olympia by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daytime highs in Olympia are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tacoma, The Shady Lady, 7 Wonders Creation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
When in Mount Rainier National Park, make a side trip to see Ashford Creek Pottery in Ashford, approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Skyline Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Muir Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park online holiday planner .

Getting from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mount St. Helens, Ashford Creek Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Olympic National Park: Port Angeles (Olympic Coast Discovery Center & Swain's General Store). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Storm King, explore the activities along Crescent Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Langley.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Angeles
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

1
night
Langley, Whidbey Island

Langley ©
Langley is a city in Island County, Washington, United States which is located on the south end of Whidbey Island, overlooking the Saratoga Passage. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore by horseback at Putney Woods Trails, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mutiny Bay Distillery, stroll around Marguerite Brons Memorial Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Whidbey Island Distillery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cadee Distillery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Langley online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Langley. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in November, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Langley

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Clinton, Mutiny Bay Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Whidbey Island Distillery ©
Whidbey Island Distillery
Marguerite Brons Memorial Park ©
Marguerite Brons Memorial Park
Mutiny Bay Distillery ©
Mutiny Bay Distillery

2
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial, explore the landscape on two wheels at Apple Capital Loop Trail, look for gifts at D-Olivo, then sample the fine beverages at Blue Spirits Distilling, and finally get to know the resident critters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): walk around Rocky Reach Dam Park, then learn about winemaking at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room, and then do a tasting at Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Leavenworth travel route planner.

Drive from Langley to Leavenworth in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Langley in November: high temperatures in Leavenworth hover around 44°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Wineries Trails

Side Trips

Wenatchee, 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room ©
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room
Rocky Reach Dam Park ©
Rocky Reach Dam Park

3
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stop by Paradise Fibers, Inc, then stroll around Riverfront Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Charles R. Conner Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Perkins House, and then browse the collection at Spokane Public Library.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Spokane online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Leavenworth to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Spokane can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Charles R. Conner Museum, Perkins House
Highlights from your plan
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens ©
Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens

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