32 days in Washington State Itinerary

32 days in Washington State Itinerary

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32 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  3​h
1
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Richland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Spokane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Winthrop
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Leavenworth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
8
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

4
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.
Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Olympic Coast Discovery Center in Port Angeles--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, take a peaceful walk through Quinault Rain Forest, and trek along Sol Duc Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park road trip site .

Vancouver, Canada to Olympic National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In October in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Olympic Coast Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

4
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Step out of Mount Rainier National Park to go to Ashford and see Ashford Creek Pottery, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along Skyline Trail, get outside with Reflection Lakes, admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Richland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington State, Ashford Creek Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

2
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): walk around Badger Mountain Park, then learn about winemaking at Hedges Family Estate, then trek along Sacagawea Heritage Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Chukar Cherries, learn about winemaking at Chandler Reach, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Columbia River, and finally walk around Howard Amon Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Richland tour builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Richland. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Richland, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Richland

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Benton City, Chukar Cherries, The Columbia River
Highlights from your plan
Badger Mountain Park ©
Badger Mountain Park
Howard Amon Park ©
Howard Amon Park
Chandler Reach ©
Chandler Reach

3
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Perkins House (in Colfax) and Charles R. Conner Museum (in Pullman). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, look for gifts at Paradise Fibers, Inc, stroll around Mirabeau Meadows Park, and explore by horseback at Centennial Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Spokane day trip planning website .

Drive from Richland to Spokane in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Richland in November, you will find days in Spokane are little chillier (7°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Perkins House, Charles R. Conner Museum, Mirabeau Meadows Park
Highlights from your plan
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Centennial Trail ©
Centennial Trail

4
nights
Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Stehekin (Stehekin River & Rainbow Falls), Cedar Creek Falls (in Mazama) and Similkameen Trail (in Oroville). There's lots more to do: glide through natural beauty at Methow Valley, get engrossed in the history at Shafer Historical Museum, trek along Falls Creek Falls Trail Head, and play a few rounds at Bear Creek Golf Course.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Winthrop trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Spokane to Winthrop by car takes about 4 hours. In November in Winthrop, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Winthrop

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Leavenworth side-trips: Gard Vintners (in Ellensburg) and Wenatchee (Wenatchee National Forest & Apple Capital Loop Trail). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial, hike along Icicle Ridge Trail, and do a tasting at Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Leavenworth trip planner .

Traveling by car from Winthrop to Leavenworth takes 2.5 hours. November in Leavenworth sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington State, Cashmere, Wenatchee, Gard Vintners
Highlights from your plan
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Icicle Creek ©
Icicle Creek
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room ©
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room

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.
Step out of Seattle to go to Langley and see Whidbey Island Distillery, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip site .

Getting from Leavenworth to Seattle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Leavenworth in November, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

5
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, Crow Valley Pottery, & more) and Moran State Park (in Olga). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan, immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and look for gifts at WaterWorks Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Eastsound, Moran State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park

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