37 days in Washington State Itinerary

37 days in Washington State Itinerary

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37 days in Washington State Itinerary

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

3
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Explore Spokane's surroundings by going to Charles R. Conner Museum (in Pullman), Perkins House (in Colfax) and Pend Oreille County Museum (in Newport). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, ride a horse along Centennial Trail, and relax in the rural setting at Green Bluff.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Spokane trip planner .

Omaha to Spokane is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Omaha to Spokane. December in Spokane sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 23°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pend Oreille County Museum, Perkins House, Charles R. Conner Museum
Highlights from your plan
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Centennial Trail ©
Centennial Trail

4
nights
Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winthrop: North Cascades National Park (North Cascades National Park, Washington Pass, & more) and Loup Loup Ski Bowl (in Omak). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Methow Valley, look for gifts at Shotgun Nellie’s, take a memorable drive along Slate Peak, and take an in-depth tour of Shafer Historical Museum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Winthrop attractions planner .

Drive from Spokane to Winthrop in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Winthrop can reach 32°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Winthrop

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

North Cascades National Park, Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Mt Baker
Highlights from your plan
Loup Loup Ski Bowl ©
Loup Loup Ski Bowl
Methow Valley ©
Methow Valley
Mt Baker ©
Mt Baker

4
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Leavenworth: Wenatchee (Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort, Apple Capital Loop Trail, & more), Coulee Corridor (in Coulee City) and Tildio Winery (in Manson). There's still lots to do: ride a horse along Mountain Springs Lodge Sleigh Rides, do a tasting at Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room, contemplate the long history of Thorp Mill, and stop by Cup and Kettle.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Leavenworth online trip planner .

You can drive from Winthrop to Leavenworth in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Langley.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Wenatchee, Thorp Mill, Tildio Winery, 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial, Coulee Corridor
Highlights from your plan
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room ©
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room
Thorp Mill ©
Thorp Mill

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Admiralty Head Lighthouse, make a trip to Fort Ebey State Park, then sample the fine beverages at Mutiny Bay Distillery, and finally do a tasting at Blooms Winery. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Whidbey Island Vineyards and Winery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Whidbey Island Distillery, then examine the collection at Langley Whale Center, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Langley travel route builder .

Drive from Leavenworth to Langley in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Leavenworth in December: high temperatures in Langley hover around 43°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Langley

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coupeville, Whidbey Island Vineyards and Winery, Mutiny Bay Distillery, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Whidbey Island Distillery ©
Whidbey Island Distillery
Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum ©
Fort Ebey State Park ©
Fort Ebey 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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Langley to Seattle in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Seattle are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Friday Harbor: Olga (Moran State Park & Summit Learning Center), Heritage Flight Museum (in Burlington) and Eastsound (Orcas Island Pottery, Orcas Island Winery, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at WaterWorks Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Turtleback Mountain, and see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum.

Plan my trip to Friday Harbor with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eastsound, Olga, Heritage Flight Museum, Turtleback Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park

4
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to 7 Wonders Creation Museum (in Silverlake), Tacoma (Union Station, Washington State History Museum, & more) and Furford Cranberry Museum (in Grayland). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, stop by Sucher & Son's Star Wars Shop, take a memorable drive along Long Beach, and don't miss a visit to Port Plaza Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Olympia driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Friday Harbor to Olympia in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tacoma, Long Beach, 7 Wonders Creation Museum, Sucher & Son's Star Wars Shop, Furford Cranberry Museum
Highlights from your plan
Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Get out of town with these interesting Mount Rainier National Park side-trips: Ashford (Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture & Ashford Creek Pottery) and White Pass Ski Resort (in White Pass). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens, admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and trek along Skyline Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park online route planner .

You can take a bus from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. December in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ashford, Mount St. Helens, White Pass Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

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.
Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Port Angeles and see Harbinger Winery, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, and kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park tour itinerary website .

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Cushman, Harbinger Winery
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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