29 days in Washington State Itinerary

29 days in Washington State Itinerary

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29 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Sequim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Forks
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Winthrop
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Leavenworth
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Bellevue Square. Get in touch with nature at Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planning tool .

Fort Lauderdale to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in September: highs in Seattle hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Square
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
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.
On the 5th (Thu), examine the collection at The Whale Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Island Studios, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Friday Harbor, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

3
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at New Dungeness Lighthouse and Trinity United Methodist Church. Take a break from the city and head to Dungeness River Audubon Center and Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Townsend (Northwest Maritime Center & EarthenWorks Gallery). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Dungeness Recreation Area, relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Whole Gallery, and shop like a local with Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sequim driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Friday Harbor to Sequim takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Forks.

Things to do in Sequim

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Port Townsend
Highlights from your plan
Dungeness River Audubon Center ©
Dungeness River Audubon Center
New Dungeness Lighthouse ©
New Dungeness Lighthouse
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

3
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Visit Second Beach and Second Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Cape Flattery Trail and Third Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Push Beach, examine the collection at John's Beachcombing Museum, and kick back and relax at First Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Forks holiday app .

You can drive from Sequim to Forks in 2 hours. In September in Forks, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Forks

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Push, Second Beach, Cape Flattery Trail
Highlights from your plan
Second Beach ©
Second Beach
First Beach ©
First Beach
John's Beachcombing Museum ©
John's Beachcombing Museum

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Olympic National Park and Hoh River Trail. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, identify plant and animal life at Deer Park, take in the natural beauty of Sol Duc Hot Springs, and trek along Second Beach Trail.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Forks to Olympic National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Get in touch with nature at Skyline Trail and Mount Adams Wilderness. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, explore the activities along Nisqually River, trek along Burroughs Mountain Trail, and admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Adams Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

2
nights
Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Shafer Historical Museum, stroll through Methow Valley, and then view the masterpieces at Confluence Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): trek along Falls Creek Falls Trail Head, trek along Blue Lake Trai, and then admire the sheer force of Cedar Creek Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Winthrop attractions tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Winthrop. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, you will find days in Winthrop are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Winthrop

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cedar Creek Falls, Confluence Gallery, Blue Lake Trai
Highlights from your plan
Methow Valley ©
Methow Valley
Confluence Gallery ©
Confluence Gallery
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head ©
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head

2
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. On the 23rd (Mon), hike along Hidden Lake Trailhead, then stop by D-Olivo, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Apple Capital Loop Trail. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Apple Annie's Antique Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village, then get to know the resident critters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Icicle Ridge Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Leavenworth trip planning site .

Getting from Winthrop to Leavenworth by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Leavenworth are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Wenatchee, Cashmere
Highlights from your plan
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
D-Olivo ©
D-Olivo

4
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Esther Short Park. Get in touch with nature at Haystack Rock and Naturescaping Wildlife Botanic Gardens. Step out of Vancouver to go to Cannon Beach and see Cannon Beach, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway and take in the awesome beauty at Mount St. Helens.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver route maker .

You can drive from Leavenworth to Vancouver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Leavenworth in September, Vancouver is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Columbia River Highway, Mount St. Helens, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Naturescaping Wildlife Botanic Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

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