32 days in Washington State Itinerary

32 days in Washington State Itinerary

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32 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
+2
Fly + Tram + Shuttle:  6​h 45​min
1
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Port Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Forks
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Quinault
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Olga, Orcas Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Lopez Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Freeland, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sacramento

4
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Rainier and Grove of the Patriarchs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount St. Helens and High Rock Trail. Go for a jaunt from Mount Rainier National Park to Ashford to see Ashford Creek Pottery about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Skyline Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, and explore the activities along Nisqually River.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Sacramento to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sacramento in July, things will get a bit cooler in Mount Rainier National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Visiting Sol Duc Falls and Crescent Lake will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Angeles: Olympic National Park (Second Beach Trail & Ozette Loop Hike). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, explore and take pictures at B&B Family Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Francis Street Park, and admire the sheer force of Marymere Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Angeles vacation maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Port Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, you will find days in Port Angeles are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Forks.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

4
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Get outdoors at Cape Flattery Trail and Rialto Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Ruby Beach and Second Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Forks: Olympic National Park (Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center & Hoh River Trail). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at La Push Beach, examine the collection at John's Beachcombing Museum, stop by Native to Twilight, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Third Beach.

Plan my trip to Forks with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Port Angeles to Forks in 1.5 hours. In July in Forks, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Quinault.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, La Push, Cape Flattery Trail
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

4
nights
Quinault

Quinault ©
Quinault is an unincorporated community in Washington in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Quinault Rain Forest and Rain Forest Nature Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Quinault River-Pony Bridge Day Hike and Lake Quinault. Change things up with these side-trips from Quinault: Olympic National Park (Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, Deer Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Merriman Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Quinault Big Spruce Tree, and identify plant and animal life at Quinault Big Cedar.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Quinault trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Forks to Quinault in 1.5 hours. In July in Quinault, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Olga.

Things to do in Quinault

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Quinault Rain Forest ©
Quinault Rain Forest
Deer Park ©
Deer Park
Kalaloch Beach Trail 4 ©
Kalaloch Beach Trail 4

2
nights
Olga, Orcas Island

Olga ©
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get outside with Obstruction Pass State Park, then explore and take pictures at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm, and then take in the exciting artwork at Orcas Island Artworks. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Deer Harbor Marina, then explore by horseback at Orcas Island Trail Rides, and then immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Olga, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Quinault to Olga takes 6 hours. July in Olga sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Obstruction Pass State Park, Deer Harbor Marina
Highlights from your plan
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Obstruction Pass State Park ©
Obstruction Pass State Park
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm ©
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm

4
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 in touch with nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and Springtide Paddlesports. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cattle Point. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, admire all the interesting features of Pelindaba Lavender Farm, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Stuart Island State Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Olga to Friday Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Olga in August since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lopez Island.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park ©
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

1
night
Lopez Island

Lopez Island ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Spencer Spit State Park, then don't miss a visit to Chimera Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Reef Sanctuary.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lopez Island day trip planner.

Drive from Friday Harbor to Lopez Island in 1.5 hours. August in Lopez Island sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Anacortes.

Things to do in Lopez Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shark Reef Sanctuary ©
Shark Reef Sanctuary
Spencer Spit State Park ©
Spencer Spit State Park
Chimera Gallery ©
Chimera Gallery

3
nights
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fort Casey State Park. Get in touch with nature at Deception Pass State Park and Rosario Beach. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Causland Memorial Park, identify plant and animal life at Predators of the Heart, and let the kids burn off some steam at John Storvik Playground.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Anacortes trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lopez Island to Anacortes takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Anacortes are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Freeland.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Casey State Park, Deception Pass State Park
Highlights from your plan
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Casey State Park ©
Fort Casey State Park

1
night
Freeland, Whidbey Island

Freeland ©
Freeland is a census-designated place (CDP) on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Double Bluff Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Double Bluff County Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mutiny Bay Distillery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Freeland road trip planner.

You can drive from Anacortes to Freeland in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Freeland are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Freeland

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Double Bluff County Park ©
Double Bluff County Park
Mutiny Bay Distillery ©
Mutiny Bay Distillery

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Snoqualmie Falls and Seahurst Beach Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Deception Falls and Iron Goat Trail. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Freeland to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Skykomish, Seahurst Beach Park, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park

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