32 days in Washington State Itinerary

32 days in Washington State Itinerary

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32 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Bus:  3​h
2
Olympia
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
White Pass
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Underwood
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
8
Seattle
— 8 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get in touch with nature at Ruby Beach and Shi Shi Beach. There's still lots to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, and trek along Second Beach Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Olympic National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Olympic National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Olympic National Park at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Olympia.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shi Shi Beach, Olympic Peninsula
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

4
nights
Olympia

Olympia
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Glass and Hands On Children's Museum. Get in touch with nature at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Point Defiance Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails, Washington State History Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Tolmie State Park and contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip itinerary maker website .

Take a bus from Olympic National Park to Olympia in 3 hours. January in Olympia sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Mount St. Helens
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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass

5
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Visiting Mount Rainier and Wonderland Trail will get you outdoors. When in Mount Rainier National Park, make a side trip to see Ashford Creek Pottery in Ashford, approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Skyline Trail, appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Christine Falls Viewpoint, and explore the activities along Mowich Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park journey site .

You can take a bus from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to White Pass.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Ashford Creek Pottery
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

1
night
White Pass

White Pass ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): hit the slopes at White Pass Ski Resort.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the White Pass road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to White Pass. In January, daytime highs in White Pass are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Underwood.

Things to do in White Pass

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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White Pass Ski Resort ©
White Pass Ski Resort

1
night
Underwood

Underwood ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): learn about winemaking at AniChe Cellars and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Underwood trip itinerary builder .

Getting from White Pass to Underwood by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from White Pass in January, you will find days in Underwood are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). On the 18th (Fri), you're off toGlacier.

Things to do in Underwood

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
AniChe Cellars ©
AniChe Cellars

2
nights
Glacier

Glacier ©
Glacier is a census-designated place in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. On the 19th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain Glacier and then fly down the slopes at Mt Baker. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Nooksack Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glacier tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Underwood to Glacier in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mt Baker, Nooksack Falls
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Mt Baker ©
Mt Baker
Nooksack Falls ©
Nooksack Falls
Table Mountain Glacier ©
Table Mountain Glacier

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then don't miss a visit to English Camp. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at San Juan Co Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor trip builder site .

Getting from Glacier to Friday Harbor by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

San Juan Co Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
San Juan Co Park ©
San Juan Co Park

8
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of History & Industry. Escape the urban bustle at Alki Beach and Snoqualmie Falls. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Ed Munro Seahurst Park in Burien, about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 29th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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