28 days in Washington State Itinerary

28 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State journey planner

Make it your trip
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Ocean Shores
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bellingham
— 3 nights
Taxi to Anacortes, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Beacon Ave S & 27th Ave S
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Seattle
— 8 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Philadelphia to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Mount Rainier National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Philadelphia in February since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Ocean Shores.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature

Ocean Shores

— 2 nights
Ocean Shores is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. On the 3rd (Wed), view the masterpieces at Fusions Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at North Jetty, then trot along with Chenois Creek Horse Ranch, and finally ride a horse along Honey Pearl Ranch. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Polson Museum, view the masterpieces at Sandphifer Gallery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Elk Head Brewery.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ocean Shores travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Ocean Shores with the Route module. February in Ocean Shores sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Ocean Shores

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll get in some beach time at Rialto Beach and Ruby Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hurricane Ridge and Crescent Lake. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Rain Forest Nature Trail in Quinault, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Sol Duc Falls, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Storm King, and admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Ocean Shores to Olympic National Park takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Port Angeles

— 4 nights
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Get in touch with nature at Marymere Falls and Cape Flattery Trail. You'll explore and learn at Joyce Depot Museum and Blue Whole Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Angeles: Port Townsend (Port Townsend Gallery, Northwind Arts Center, &more) and John's Beachcombing Museum (in Forks). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, take a memorable tour with Tours, and learn about winemaking at Harbinger Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Angeles day trip tool.

Port Angeles is just a short distance from Olympic National Park. In February in Port Angeles, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bellingham.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellingham

— 3 nights

City of Subdued Excitement

Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
Do your shopping at Fairhaven Historic District and Olive Shoppe Ginger Grater la Conner. Get in touch with nature at Whatcom Falls Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Bellingham: Fort Casey State Park (in Coupeville), Washington Park (in Anacortes) and Deception Pass State Park (in Oak Harbor).

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bellingham road trip planner.

Getting from Port Angeles to Bellingham by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Island Studios. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lime Kiln Point State Park and Moran State Park. Step out of Friday Harbor to go to Olga and see Summit Learning Center, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Whale Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage, stop by Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Bellingham to Friday Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Seattle

— 8 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.
For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Bellevue Square. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at LeMay - America's Car Museum and Museum of Glass. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Tacoma (Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, &more) and Discover Nature (in Mount Rainier National Park). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and examine the collection at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In February, daytime highs in Seattle are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · 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.