30 days in Washington State Itinerary

30 days in Washington State Itinerary

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30 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Leavenworth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Spokane
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Long Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Forks
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Seattle

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. Step off the beaten path and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Fort Worden State Park (in Port Townsend), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum, Museum of Glass, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, examine the collection at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Seattle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bloedel Reserve, Fort Worden State Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Fort Worden State Park ©
Fort Worden State Park

4
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Whale Museum and San Juan Islands Sculpture Park. Take a break from the city and head to Moran State Park and Mt Constitution. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Friday Harbor: Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound) and San Juan Island Distillery (in Roche Harbor). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park, admire all the interesting features of Schooners North, get interesting insight from Tours, and learn about winemaking at San Juan Vineyards.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip planning app .

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in September, Friday Harbor is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mt Constitution, San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, Moran State Park, San Juan Island Distillery, Orcas Island Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Rosario Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Deception Pass State Park, then stroll around Causland Memorial Park, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Washington Park, then brush up on your military savvy at PBY-Naval Air Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Predators of the Heart.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Anacortes itinerary app .

Drive from Friday Harbor to Anacortes in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Anacortes can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Oak Harbor, Fort Casey State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Predators of the Heart ©
Predators of the Heart

3
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Waterfront Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Benson Vineyards Estate Winery and Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room. Explore Leavenworth's surroundings by going to Chelan (Beebe Bridge Park, Lake Chelan, & more) and Tildio Winery (in Manson). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Icicle Ridge Trail, learn about winemaking at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room, stroll around Front Street Park, and stop by Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen & Country Store.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Leavenworth trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Anacortes to Leavenworth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anacortes in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Leavenworth. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Chelan, Manson, Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen & Country Store
Highlights from your plan
Lake Chelan ©
Lake Chelan
River Rafting & Tubing
Benson Vineyards Estate Winery ©
Benson Vineyards Estate Winery

3
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Get in touch with nature at Centennial Trail and Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spokane Falls and Downtown Spokane. Step out of Spokane with an excursion to Liberty Lake Regional Park in Liberty Lake--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, trek along Iller Creek Conservation Area, do a tasting at Barrister Winery, and admire all the interesting features of Green Bluff.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Spokane tour planner .

You can drive from Leavenworth to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Liberty Lake Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Spokane Falls ©
Spokane Falls
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge ©
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge

1
day
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. On the 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, cruise along Long Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Don Nisbett Art Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, and finally admire the majestic nature at Cape Disappointment State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Long Beach attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Spokane to Long Beach. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Forks.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ilwaco, Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Cape Disappointment State Park ©
Cape Disappointment State Park
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse

3
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. We've included these beaches for you: La Push Beach and First Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Makah Cultural and Research Center and John's Beachcombing Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Forks side-trips: Cape Flattery Trail (in Neah Bay) and Marymere Falls (in Port Angeles). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Second Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Tree Root Cave, look for gifts at Native to Twilight, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Forks trip builder website .

You can drive from Long Beach to Forks in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Forks can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Push, Neah Bay, Second Beach, Marymere Falls
Highlights from your plan
Marymere Falls ©
Marymere Falls
First Beach ©
First Beach
Second Beach ©
Second Beach

6
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.
Visiting Rain Forest Nature Trail and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Rialto Beach and Ruby Beach. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout in Sequim--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, trek along Sol Duc Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, and stroll through Second Beach Trail.

Plan my trip to Olympic National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Forks to Olympic National Park. September in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sequim, Olympic Peninsula, Rain Forest Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Explore hidden gems such as Grove of the Patriarchs and Narada Falls. Get outdoors at Mount Rainier and Burroughs Mountain Trail. Take a break from Mount Rainier National Park with a short trip to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Skyline Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Adams Wilderness, admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, and stroll through Trail of the Shadows.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planning app .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Adams Wilderness, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail

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