41 days in Washington State Itinerary

41 days in Washington State Itinerary

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41 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Olympia
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Winthrop
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Leavenworth
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Forks
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Imagine Children's Museum in Everett--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Seattle sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bellevue, Log Cabin Visitor Information Center, Imagine Children's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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: Moran State Park (in Olga), Eastsound (Crow Valley Pottery & Orcas Island Pottery) and Deception Pass State Park (in Oak Harbor). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at WaterWorks Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Eastsound, Deception Pass State Park, Moran State Park, Turtleback Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park

4
nights
Olympia

Olympia
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Tacoma (Washington State History Museum, Union Station, & more), Lake Sacajawea Park (in Longview) and Spirit Lake Hwy (in Castle Rock). There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, cruise along Long Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tumwater Falls Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Olympia trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Friday Harbor to Olympia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Long Beach, Lake Sacajawea Park, Tumwater Falls Park, Spirit Lake Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum
5 Mile Drive & Trails ©
5 Mile Drive & Trails

5
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Rainier National Park: White Pass Ski Resort (in White Pass) and Ashford Creek Pottery (in Ashford). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, and take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mount Rainier National Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Winthrop side-trips: North Cascades National Park (North Cascades National Park, Washington Pass, & more) and Loup Loup Ski Bowl (in Omak). Next up on the itinerary: ski along the peaceful trails at Methow Valley, get engrossed in the history at Shafer Historical Museum, take a memorable drive along Slate Peak, and see the interesting displays at North Cascade Smokejumper Base.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Winthrop route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Winthrop. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in January; daily highs in Winthrop reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Winthrop

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Leavenworth: Wenatchee (Apple Capital Loop Trail & Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort), Coulee Corridor (in Coulee City) and Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area (in Chelan). There's lots more to do: explore by horseback at Mountain Springs Lodge Sleigh Rides, explore the striking landscape at Icicle Gorge, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Leavenworth Ski Hill.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Leavenworth trip planner .

Traveling by car from Winthrop to Leavenworth takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Leavenworth can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Wenatchee, Stevens Pass Scenic Byway, Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area, 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial, Coulee Corridor
Highlights from your plan
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Enchantment Lakes ©
Enchantment Lakes
Stevens Pass Scenic Byway ©
Stevens Pass Scenic Byway

4
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Forks side-trips: Clallam Bay (Cape Flattery & Shi Shi Beach) and Neah Bay (Cape Flattery Trail & Makah Cultural and Research Center). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Second Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Tree Root Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Quillayute River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Push Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Forks trip maker app .

Getting from Leavenworth to Forks by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Leavenworth in January, expect Forks to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Push, Clallam Bay, Neah Bay
Highlights from your plan
La Push Beach ©
La Push Beach
Cape Flattery ©
Cape Flattery
Quillayute River ©
Quillayute River

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Harbinger Winery (in Port Angeles), Sequim Pioneer Memorial Park (in Sequim) and Quinault Big Spruce Tree (in Quinault). There's still lots to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Storm King, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rialto Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Forks to Olympic National Park with the Route module. January in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sequim Pioneer Memorial Park, Lake Cushman, Harbinger Winery, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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