31 days in Washington State Itinerary

31 days in Washington State Itinerary

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31 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Spokane
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Walla Walla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Wenatchee
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Winthrop
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Seattle
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Train:  5​h 30​min
End: Portland

2
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Step out of Spokane to go to Colfax and see Perkins House, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, stop by Paradise Fibers, Inc, walk around Mirabeau Meadows Park, and get lost in a book at Spokane Public Library.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Spokane online holiday builder .

Portland to Spokane is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Spokane is slightly colder than Portland - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Perkins House, Mirabeau Meadows Park
Highlights from your plan
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Centennial Trail ©
Centennial Trail

3
nights
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Walla Walla: Richland (Sacagawea Heritage Trail, Hanford Nuclear Reservation, & more) and The Columbia River (in Kennewick). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Rulo Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Church, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Pioneer Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Walla Walla trip itinerary app .

Getting from Spokane to Walla Walla by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Spokane in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Walla Walla: highs are around 65°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wenatchee.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Richland, Woodward Canyon Winery, The Columbia River
Highlights from your plan
Badger Mountain Park ©
Badger Mountain Park
Rulo Winery ©
Rulo Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Wenatchee

Wenatchee ©
Wenatchee is a city located in north-central Washington and is the largest city and county seat of Chelan County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wenatchee: Icicle Creek (in Cashmere) and Leavenworth (Leavenworth Reindeer Farm & Icicle Ridge Trail). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Apple Capital Loop Trail, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Elwah River, and trek along Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Wenatchee trip builder .

Traveling by car from Walla Walla to Wenatchee takes 3.5 hours. In October, Wenatchee is little chillier than Walla Walla - with highs of 60°F and lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Wenatchee

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Washington State, Cashmere, Leavenworth
Highlights from your plan
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Icicle Creek ©
Icicle Creek
Elwah River ©
Elwah River

4
nights
Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Winthrop side-trips: Cedar Creek Falls (in Mazama), Stehekin (Rainbow Falls & Stehekin River) and Similkameen Trail (in Oroville). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Methow Valley, trek along Falls Creek Falls Trail Head, take in the exciting artwork at Confluence Gallery, and grab your bike and head to Winthrop Twin Lakes Loop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Winthrop online travel planner .

You can drive from Wenatchee to Winthrop in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Winthrop can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Winthrop

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Stehekin, Blue Lake Trai, Similkameen Trail, Cedar Creek Falls, Confluence Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Methow Valley ©
Methow Valley
Shafer Historical Museum ©
Shafer Historical Museum
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Friday Harbor side-trips: Eastsound (Orcas Island Pottery & Sucia Island State Park). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports.

Plan trip to Friday Harbor with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Winthrop to Friday Harbor in 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Winthrop in October since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Eastsound
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

5
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.
When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Whidbey Island Distillery in Langley, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and stroll around Discovery Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planner.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. In October in Seattle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Bellevue Botanical Garden, Whidbey Island Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Change things up with a short trip to Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture in Ashford (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, get impressive views of Mount St. Helens, and trek along Camp Muir Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park road trip website .

Getting from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 42°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Washington State, Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Olympic National Park: Joyce Depot Museum (in Joyce), Sequim Pioneer Memorial Park (in Sequim) and Hoodsport Winery (in Hoodsport). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, trek along Sol Duc Falls, explore and take pictures at Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, and take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Joyce Depot Museum, Hoodsport Winery, Sequim Pioneer Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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