42 days in Washington State Itinerary

42 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State itinerary planner

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Fly to Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport, Drive to Clarkston
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Clarkston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Spokane
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 7 nights
Drive
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
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Clarkston

— 3 nights
Clarkston is a city in Asotin County, Washington, United States. Explore Clarkston's surroundings by going to Artisans at the Dahmen Barn (in Uniontown), Colfax (Perkins House & Boyer Park & Marina) and Pullman (Kamiak Butte County Park, Bill Chipman Palouse Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with Snake Dancer Excursions and sample the tasty concoctions at Riverport Brewing Co.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Clarkston trip planner.

Seattle to Clarkston is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Seattle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Clarkston, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Clarkston

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Spokane

— 5 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. When in Spokane, make a side trip to see Spokane Valley Heritage Museum in Spokane Valley, approximately Spokane Valley away. There's lots more to do: walk around Manito Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, ride a horse along Centennial Trail, and stroll through Iller Creek Conservation Area.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Spokane day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Clarkston to Spokane in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Clarkston in July: highs in Spokane hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 6 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 30th (Fri) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. On the 2nd (Mon), hike the day away at Camp Muir Trail. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Skyline Trail, trek along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, and take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip app.

Traveling by flight from Spokane to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Spokane in July; daily highs in Mount Rainier National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Olympic National Park

— 7 nights
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, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, trek along Murhut Falls, stroll through Second Beach Trail, and take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Port Townsend

— 4 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Townsend: Sequim (Jardin du Soleil, Graysmarsh Berry Farm, &more) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Townsend online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. In August, daytime highs in Port Townsend are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Seattle

— 7 nights

Emerald City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Museum of Glass in Tacoma (about 36 minutes away). Dedicate the 20th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle route maker app.

Traveling by car from Port Townsend to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Townsend in August, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 80°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Anacortes.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 4 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Anacortes side-trips: Lavender Wind Farm (in Coupeville) and Schuh Farms (in Mount Vernon). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk around Washington Park, immerse yourself in nature at Deception Pass State Park, and stroll through Predators of the Heart.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Anacortes online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Anacortes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Anacortes at 75°F and lows at 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 5 nights
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 (Sucia Island State Park & Orcas Island Pottery), Shark Reef Sanctuary (in Lopez Island) and Moran State Park (in Olga). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Horseshu Guest Ranch, and relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor online driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

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Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.