34 days in Washington State Itinerary

34 days in Washington State Itinerary

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34 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Spokane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Winthrop
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Bellingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sequim
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Take a break from Spokane with a short trip to Crawford State Park in Metaline Falls, about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, ride a horse along Centennial Trail, trek along Iller Creek Conservation Area, and stroll around Riverfront Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Spokane trip planning app .

San Francisco to Spokane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Spokane, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Crawford State Park
Highlights from your plan
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park

2
nights
Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Shafer Historical Museum, then hit the slopes at Methow Valley, and then stroll through Blue Lake Trai. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Washington Pass, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cedar Creek Falls, and then trek along Falls Creek Falls Trail Head.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Winthrop online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Spokane to Winthrop in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Winthrop are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bellingham.

Things to do in Winthrop

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

North Cascades National Park, Cedar Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Methow Valley ©
Methow Valley
Shafer Historical Museum ©
Shafer Historical Museum
Washington Pass ©
Washington Pass

3
nights
Bellingham

Bellingham ©
Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
Explore Bellingham's surroundings by going to Deception Pass State Park (in Oak Harbor), Glacier (Heliotrope Ridge Trail & Skyline Divide) and Point Whitehorn Marine Park (in Blaine). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosario Beach, stop by Chuckanut Bay Gallery & Sculpture Garden, and hike along Chain Lakes Loop.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bellingham trip builder tool .

Getting from Winthrop to Bellingham by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Winthrop in July, expect nights in Bellingham to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Glacier, Rosario Beach, Deception Pass State Park, Point Whitehorn Marine Park
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Divide ©
Skyline Divide
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park

3
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequim: Port Townsend (North Beach Park & Larry Scott Memorial Trail) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Port Angeles). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at B&B Family Farm, get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lavender Connection, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sequim trip planner .

Drive from Bellingham to Sequim in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Sequim are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Port Townsend, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Kayaking & Canoeing
Purple Haze Lavender Farm ©
Purple Haze Lavender Farm

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympic National Park: Quinault (Quinault Big Spruce Tree & Merriman Falls). The adventure continues: trek along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, stroll through Sol Duc Falls, and kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park online visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Sequim to Olympic National Park takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Quinault
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

4
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Mount Rainier National Park is known for nature, trails, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Skyline Trail, explore the activities along Nisqually River, get outside with Reflection Lakes, and admire the sheer force of Spray Falls.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park day trip site .

Fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Olympia.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount St. Helens
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

3
nights
Olympia

Olympia
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Hoodsport (Staircase Rapids Nature Trail & Mount Ellinor Trail) and Tacoma (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum and identify plant and animal life at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Olympia day trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Tacoma, Hoodsport
Highlights from your plan
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Friday Harbor: Eastsound (Crow Valley Pottery & Orcas Island Pottery) and Moran State Park (in Olga). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and examine the collection at The Whale Museum.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Olympia to Friday Harbor in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Olympia in August, you will find days in Friday Harbor are slightly colder (74°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastsound, Moran State Park, Judd Cove Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle attractions planning app .

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Friday Harbor in August, with highs in Seattle at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

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