37 days in Washington State Itinerary

37 days in Washington State Itinerary

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37 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Davenport
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Tenino
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Port Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Forks
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Quinault
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Bremerton
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Davenport

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.
For shopping fun, head to Pike Place Market or Chihuly Garden and Glass. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum of Flight and Pioneer Square. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, get some jogging in at Discovery Park, and make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip maker tool .

Davenport to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Davenport in September, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Snoqualmie Falls, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
Shop till you drop at Island Studios and Serendipity the used book place. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Whale Museum and American Camp. When in Friday Harbor, make a side trip to see Moran State Park in Olga, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in September since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Moran State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Vancouver National Historic Reserve, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, then take a stroll through Officers' Row, and finally enjoy some diversion at Leverich Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant House, then contemplate the long history of Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial, then take in the pleasant sights at Wintler Community Park, and finally pick up some local products at Esther Short Park.

Before you visit Vancouver, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Vancouver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Friday Harbor in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Vancouver, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Tenino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial ©
Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial

1
night
Tenino

Tenino ©
Tenino is a city in Thurston County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head outdoors with Tenino Quarry Pool, look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Haven International, and then do a tasting at Mill Lane Winery.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tenino trip planning app .

You can drive from Vancouver to Tenino in 2 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in September, Tenino is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Tenino

Outdoors Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Haven International ©
Wolf Haven International
Mill Lane Winery ©
Mill Lane Winery

6
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Roslyn Cemetery and South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District. Step out of the city life by going to Skyline Trail and Comet Falls. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, hike along Burroughs Mountain Trail, stroll through Tolmie Peak Trail, and get impressive views of Mount St. Helens.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tenino to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Washington State, South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District, Roslyn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

6
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Angeles: Olympic National Park (Second Beach Trail, Olympic National Park, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Crescent Lake, take a leisurely stroll along Port Angeles City Pier, look for gifts at Washington Lavender, and examine the collection at Olympic Coast Discovery Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Angeles trip maker app .

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. In September, daily temperatures in Port Angeles can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Forks.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Mount Storm King
Mount Storm King

5
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Ruby Beach and Hoh River Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Makah Cultural and Research Center and John's Beachcombing Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Forks: Second Beach (in La Push), Olympic National Park (Rialto Beach, Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, & more) and Cape Flattery Trail (in Neah Bay). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Native to Twilight.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Forks trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Angeles to Forks takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Quinault.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Neah Bay, Second Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hoh River Trail ©
Hoh River Trail

4
nights
Quinault

Quinault ©
Quinault is an unincorporated community in Washington in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Deer Park and Bunch Creek Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Quinault: Olympic National Park (Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, Lower Big Quilcene Trail, & more). There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Quinault Rain Forest and identify plant and animal life at Quinault Big Spruce Tree.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Quinault itinerary tool .

Drive from Forks to Quinault in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bremerton.

Things to do in Quinault

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Quinault Rain Forest ©
Quinault Rain Forest
Ozette Lake ©
Ozette Lake

3
nights
Bremerton

Bremerton ©
Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Murhut Falls and Hood Canal. Let the collections at U.S. Naval Undersea Museum and Veterans Living History Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bremerton: Clearwater Casino (in Suquamish), Front Street Gallery (in Poulsbo) and Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve (in Belfair). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Puget Sound Navy Museum and stop by The Candy Shoppe.

Make your Bremerton itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Quinault to Bremerton takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bremerton when traveling from Quinault in October, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bremerton

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Port Orchard, Olympic National Park, Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve, U.S. Naval Undersea Museum, Front Street Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Hood Canal ©
Hood Canal
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum ©
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum

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