36 days in Washington State Itinerary

36 days in Washington State Itinerary

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36 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Langley, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sequim
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Castle Rock
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Leavenworth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Winthrop
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Spokane
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Seattle day trip app .

Charlotte to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Charlotte to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Seattle is a bit cooler than Charlotte - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

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

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 out of town with these interesting Friday Harbor side-trips: Eastsound (Orcas Island Pottery, Darvill's Bookstore, & more) and Moran State Park (in Olga). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Island Studios, admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor road trip app .

Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in September since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Langley.

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

1
night
Langley, Whidbey Island

Langley ©
Langley is a city in Island County, Washington, United States which is located on the south end of Whidbey Island, overlooking the Saratoga Passage. On the 20th (Fri), stroll around Marguerite Brons Memorial Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mutiny Bay Distillery, sample the fine beverages at Whidbey Island Distillery, then do a tasting at Spoiled Dog Winery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Double Bluff Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Langley trip builder site .

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Langley in 3 hours. In September in Langley, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Langley

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Mutiny Bay Distillery, Marguerite Brons Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Whidbey Island Distillery ©
Whidbey Island Distillery
Mutiny Bay Distillery ©
Mutiny Bay Distillery
Double Bluff Brewing Company ©
Double Bluff Brewing Company

4
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Explore Sequim's surroundings by going to Squires Lake Park (in Alger), Fort Worden State Park (in Port Townsend) and Port Angeles (Kayaking & Canoeing & Swain's General Store). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at B&B Family Farm, go for a stroll along the water at John Wayne Marina, get outside with West Coast Spin Doctors, and walk around Dungeness Landing County Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sequim itinerary maker .

Drive from Langley to Sequim in 2.5 hours. September in Sequim sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Angeles, Squires Lake Park, Rocky Brook Falls Trail, Fort Worden State Park
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
The Lavender Connection ©
The Lavender Connection
West Coast Spin Doctors ©
West Coast Spin Doctors

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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, stroll through Hoh River Trail, and hike along Ozette Loop Hike.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park day trip app .

Traveling by bus from Sequim to Olympic National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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.
Step out of Mount Rainier National Park to go to Ashford and see Ashford Creek Pottery, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, hike along Skyline Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, and get outside with Reflection Lakes.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Castle Rock.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ashford Creek Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

3
nights
Castle Rock

Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castle Rock: Coldwater Lake (in Amboy), Moulton Falls Regional Park (in Yacolt) and Johnston Ridge Observatory (in Toutle). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Mount St. Helens, cruise along State Route 503, browse the exhibits of Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Castle Rock trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Castle Rock. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Castle Rock

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Woodland, Johnston Ridge Observatory, Moulton Falls Regional Park, Mount St. Helens, Coldwater Lake
Highlights from your plan
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens
Coldwater Lake ©
Coldwater Lake
Johnston Ridge Observatory ©
Johnston Ridge Observatory

2
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial, then hike along Icicle Ridge Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Icicle Creek, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Apple Capital Loop Trail, then stop by D-Olivo, and then hike along Hidden Lake Trailhead.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Leavenworth road trip planner .

You can drive from Castle Rock to Leavenworth in 4 hours. Traveling from Castle Rock in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Leavenworth. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Winthrop.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cashmere, Wenatchee
Highlights from your plan
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Icicle Creek ©
Icicle Creek

3
nights
Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Winthrop: Cedar Creek Falls (in Mazama) and Stehekin (Stehekin River & Rainbow Falls). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Shafer Historical Museum, appreciate the views at Methow Valley, hike along Blue Lake Trai, and stroll through Falls Creek Falls Trail Head.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Winthrop tour website .

Drive from Leavenworth to Winthrop in 2.5 hours. October in Winthrop sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Winthrop

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Stehekin, Cedar Creek Falls, Confluence Gallery, Blue Lake Trai
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Shafer Historical Museum ©
Shafer Historical Museum
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head ©
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head

3
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Spokane is known for parks, adventure, nightlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, look for gifts at Paradise Fibers, Inc, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Spokane trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Winthrop to Spokane takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Spokane can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens ©
Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens

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