29 days in Columbus, Houston & Greater Seattle Itinerary

29 days in Columbus, Houston & Greater Seattle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

29 days in Columbus, Houston & Greater Seattle Itinerary

Start: Columbus
1
Columbus
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Houston
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
North Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Gig Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Columbus

8
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Get outdoors at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve and Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Carillon Historical Park and Prospect Place. Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Dayton (Dayton Dragons Baseball, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, & more), Zipline (in Rockbridge) and Eldean Covered Bridge (in Troy). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Great Circle Earthworks, take a stroll through German Village, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Blacklick Woods Metro Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Columbus vacation planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Columbus. In July in Columbus, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dayton, Heath, Rockbridge, The Wilds, Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House
Highlights from your plan
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Zipline
The Wilds ©
The Wilds

7
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Escape the urban bustle at St Francis Wolf Sanctuary and Baytown Nature Center. Get some historical perspective at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site and George Ranch Historical Park. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Flying Saucer (in Sugar Land), Lake Livingston Dam (in Livingston) and Sylvan Beach Park (in La Porte). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica, get your game on at The Escape Game Houston, meet the residents at Houston Zoo, and play a few rounds at Hermann Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Houston visit site .

Fly from Columbus to Houston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Columbus in July; daily highs in Houston reach 95°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to North Bend.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Humble, Flying Saucer, Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, George Ranch Historical Park, Lake Livingston Dam
Highlights from your plan
St Francis Wolf Sanctuary ©
St Francis Wolf Sanctuary
Lake Livingston Dam ©
Lake Livingston Dam
Baytown Nature Center ©
Baytown Nature Center

1
night
North Bend

North Bend ©
North Bend is a city in King County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Railroad Community Park, admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wilderness Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Si.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our North Bend trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Houston to North Bend. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to North Bend is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in August; daily highs in North Bend reach 80°F and lows reach 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Gig Harbor.

Things to do in North Bend

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Snoqualmie, Lake Wilderness Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Lake Wilderness Arboretum ©
Lake Wilderness Arboretum
Mt Si ©
Mt Si
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls

1
night
Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor ©
Gig Harbor is the name of both a bay on Puget Sound and a city on its shore in Pierce County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Blue Willow Lavender Farm, stroll through Sehmel Homestead Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at McCormick Forest.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Gig Harbor tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from North Bend to Gig Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gig Harbor are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Gig Harbor

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
McCormick Forest ©
McCormick Forest
Sehmel Homestead Park ©
Sehmel Homestead Park
Blue Willow Lavender Farm ©
Blue Willow Lavender Farm

3
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Visiting Tolmie State Park and The Home Course will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Tumwater Falls Park, have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, relax in the rural setting at Lattin's Country Cider Mill & Farm, and immerse yourself in nature at Millersylvania State Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia online trip planner .

You can drive from Gig Harbor to Olympia in an hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gig Harbor in August since evenings lows in Olympia dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Home Course, Tumwater Falls Park
Highlights from your plan
Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park
Priest Point Park ©
Priest Point Park

7
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.
Get outdoors at Mercer Slough Nature Park and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get some historical perspective at Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien) and Picnic Point Park (in Edmonds). Dedicate the 12th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gardens Park, and admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 61°F in Seattle. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Picnic Point Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Similar Plans

32 days in Columbus BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in Greater Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 41 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 44 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Houston BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans