35 days in Washington State Itinerary

35 days in Washington State Itinerary

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35 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Bremerton
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sequim
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Forks
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Quinault
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Ilwaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Vancouver
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
8
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

4
nights
Bremerton

Bremerton ©
Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Murhut Falls and Hood Canal. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Paul's Church and U.S. Naval Undersea Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Walker (in Olympic National Park), Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve (in Belfair) and Rocky Brook Falls Trail (in Brinnon). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Staircase Rapids Nature Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Manchester State Park, take in the views from Manette Bridge, and delve into the lush surroundings at McCormick Forest.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bremerton trip app .

Phoenix to Bremerton is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Bremerton due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in April, with highs in Bremerton at 58°F and lows at 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Sequim.

Things to do in Bremerton

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Staircase Rapids Nature Trail, U.S. Naval Undersea Museum, Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve, St. Paul's Church
Highlights from your plan
Mount Walker ©
Mount Walker
Hood Canal ©
Hood Canal
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum ©
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum

5
nights
Sequim

Sequim
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve and Blue Whole Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Storm King and High Divide. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sequim: Olympic National Park (Crescent Lake, Hurricane Ridge, & more). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at New Dungeness Lighthouse, admire nature's extreme beauty at WeDo Fudge, explore and take pictures at Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm, and get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sequim holiday tool .

Drive from Bremerton to Sequim in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sequim can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Forks.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, Port Angeles City Pier
Highlights from your plan
Mount Storm King
Mount Storm King
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

5
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Ruby Beach and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Get out of town with these interesting Forks side-trips: Cape Flattery (in Clallam Bay), Olympic National Park (Sol Duc Hot Springs, Sol Duc Falls, & more) and Cape Flattery Trail (in Neah Bay). The adventure continues: Head underground at Tree Root Cave, examine the collection at John's Beachcombing Museum, and stop by Native to Twilight.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Forks online trip builder .

Getting from Sequim to Forks by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Quinault.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Cape Flattery, Cape Flattery Trail
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh River Trail ©
Hoh River Trail
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

5
nights
Quinault

Quinault ©
Quinault is an unincorporated community in Washington in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Olympic National Park and Mount Olympus. Get out of town with these interesting Quinault side-trips: Olympic National Park (Lower Big Quilcene Trail, Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Quinault Rain Forest, look for all kinds of wild species at Quinault Big Spruce Tree, and admire the sheer force of Merriman Falls.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Quinault holiday maker site .

Drive from Forks to Quinault in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Quinault

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Quinault Rain Forest ©
Quinault Rain Forest
Mount Olympus ©
Mount Olympus

2
nights
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Long Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oysterville Church. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Cape Disappointment State Park, enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, and then stroll through Discovery Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ilwaco trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Quinault to Ilwaco in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ilwaco can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Oysterville Church, Discovery Trail, Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

3
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Visit Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and Officers' Row for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Waterfront Renaissance Trail and Columbia Springs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Vancouver National Historic Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Water Resources Education Center, and pick up some local products at Esther Short Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver online visit planner .

You can drive from Ilwaco to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ilwaco in May, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House

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.
Let the collections at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park and San Juan Historical Society and Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at American Camp and Arctic Raven Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Moran State Park (in Olga) and San Juan Island Distillery (in Roche Harbor). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands, admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and browse the fresh offerings at San Juan Island Farmers Market.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor travel route planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Vancouver to Friday Harbor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In May, Friday Harbor is a bit cooler than Vancouver - with highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

6
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 get to explore Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Popular historic sites such as Pioneer Square and Point No Point Lighthouse & Park are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Mount Ellinor (in Olympic National Park), Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails & Point Defiance Park) and Mt Si (in North Bend). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and contemplate the long history of West Point Lighthouse.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in May, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Mount Ellinor, Mt Si
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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