30 days in Washington State Itinerary

30 days in Washington State Itinerary

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30 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
Fly:  9​h
1
Spokane
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Walla Walla
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Richland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Winthrop
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  45​min
7
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Forks
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Long Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Lyle
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Syracuse

1
night
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. On the 1st (Mon), look for gifts at Boo Radley's and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Spokane tour itinerary planner .

Syracuse to Spokane is an approximately 9-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. Traveling from Syracuse in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Spokane, with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes ©
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

5
nights
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Patrick Church and Dumas Station Wines. Rulo Winery and Walla Walla Vintners are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Walla Walla to Dayton to see Dayton Historical Depot Museum about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Bella Fortuna Events and Tours and take an in-depth tour of Fort Walla Walla Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Walla Walla trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Spokane to Walla Walla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Spokane in October, with highs in Walla Walla at 65°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Richland.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lowden, Dayton
Highlights from your plan
Fort Walla Walla Museum ©
Fort Walla Walla Museum
Kirkman House Museum ©
Kirkman House Museum
Dayton Historical Depot Museum ©
Dayton Historical Depot Museum

3
nights
Richland

Richland ©
Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. Get some cultural insight at Tucannon Cellars and Daven Lore Winery. Step off the beaten path and head to Alexandria Nicole Cellars and Hedges Family Estate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Richland: Prosser (Prosser Vintner s Village, Airfield Estates Winery, & more) and Columbia Crest Winery (in Paterson). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hanford Nuclear Reservation, do a tasting at Kiona Vineyards and Winery, and make a trip to USS Triton Submarine Memorial Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Richland trip planner .

You can drive from Walla Walla to Richland in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Walla Walla in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Richland, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Richland

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Prosser, Benton City, Columbia Crest Winery
Highlights from your plan
Tucannon Cellars ©
Tucannon Cellars
Columbia Crest Winery ©
Columbia Crest Winery
Alexandria Nicole Cellars ©
Alexandria Nicole Cellars

1
night
Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stop by Shotgun Nellie’s, then learn about winemaking at Lost River Winery, then examine the collection at North Cascade Smokejumper Base, and finally shop like a local with Confluence Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Shafer Historical Museum, play a few rounds at Bear Creek Golf Course, and then hike along Falls Creek Falls Trail Head.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Winthrop sightseeing planner.

Drive from Richland to Winthrop in 4 hours. Traveling from Richland in October, expect nights in Winthrop to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Winthrop

Outdoors Museums Golf

Side Trips

Lost River Winery, Confluence Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head ©
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head
Shafer Historical Museum ©
Shafer Historical Museum
Confluence Gallery ©
Confluence Gallery

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Whale Museum and IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art. Step off the beaten path and head to Island Studios and WaterWorks Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Friday Harbor: Moran State Park (in Olga) and Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound). And it doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp, don't miss a visit to English Camp, look for gifts at Serendipity the used book place, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor trip planner .

Drive from Winthrop to Friday Harbor in 5 hours. Traveling from Winthrop in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 45°F in Friday Harbor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orcas Island Pottery, San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, Moran State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park ©
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and LeMay - America's Car Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Glass and Kerry Park. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, shop like a local with Pioneer Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tacoma
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like New Dungeness Lighthouse and Blue Whole Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hurricane Ridge and B&B Family Farm. Step out of Port Angeles with an excursion to Olympic National Park in Olympic National Park--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, take in the waterfront activity at John Wayne Marina, and stroll through Second Beach Trail.

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You can fly from Seattle to Port Angeles in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Port Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sequim, Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
New Dungeness Lighthouse ©
New Dungeness Lighthouse
Blue Whole Gallery ©
Blue Whole Gallery

2
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at John's Beachcombing Museum, then kick back and relax at First Beach, and then kick back and relax at La Push Beach. On your second day here, stop by Native to Twilight, then see the interesting displays at Forks Timber Museum, and then stroll through Third Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Forks trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Port Angeles to Forks takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Forks are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Forks

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

La Push
Highlights from your plan
First Beach ©
First Beach
La Push Beach ©
La Push Beach
Forks Timber Museum ©
Forks Timber Museum

2
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Long Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Don Nisbett Art Gallery, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Marsh's Free Museum, then look for gifts at Jack's Country Store, then pause for some serene contemplation at Oysterville Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Long Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Long Beach road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Forks to Long Beach takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Long Beach can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Lyle.

Things to do in Long Beach

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ilwaco, Oysterville Church, Long Beach, Jack's Country Store
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Marsh's Free Museum ©
Marsh's Free Museum
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Lyle

Lyle ©
Lyle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Klickitat County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Columbia Hills State Park, explore the world behind art at Maryhill Museum of Art, and then do a tasting at Cor Cellars. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Syncline Wine Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Maryhill Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Memaloose Winery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lyle journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Long Beach to Lyle takes 3.5 hours. In October in Lyle, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyle

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Goldendale, Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery, Columbia Hills State Park
Highlights from your plan
Maryhill Museum of Art ©
Maryhill Museum of Art
Columbia Hills State Park ©
Columbia Hills State Park
Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery ©
Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery

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