44 days in Washington State Itinerary

44 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State vacation planner

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Olympia
— 4 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
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Bainbridge Island
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 8 nights
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Bellingham
— 5 nights
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Langley, Whidbey Island
— 4 nights
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Leavenworth
— 5 nights
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Richland
— 3 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
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Olympia

— 4 nights
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Get out of town with these interesting Olympia side-trips: 7 Wonders Creation Museum (in Silverlake), Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (in Eatonville) and Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington (in Shelton). There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, indulge your senses at Wine Dirt, relax and rejuvenate at Oly Float, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Haven International.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Olympia trip app.

New York City to Olympia is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to Olympia, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Olympia to be a bit cooler, temps between 51°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 6 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: explore the activities along Lake Crescent, trek along Murhut Falls, stroll through High Divide, and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympia to Olympic National Park. In November, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bainbridge Island.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Bainbridge Island

— 4 nights
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bainbridge Island: Bremerton (Bremerton Bug Museum & Silver City Brewery) and U.S. Naval Undersea Museum (in Keyport). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Bloedel Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Front Street Gallery, sample the tasty concoctions at Bainbridge Brewing, and sample the fine beverages at Bainbridge Distillers.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bainbridge Island trip itinerary website.

Drive from Olympic National Park to Bainbridge Island in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Bainbridge Island

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seattle

— 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum, Washington State History Museum, &more). Dedicate the 28th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, walk around Discovery Park, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

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Traveling by car from Bainbridge Island to Seattle takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bellingham.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Bellingham

— 5 nights

City of Subdued Excitement

Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
Explore Bellingham's surroundings by going to Seafarers Memorial Park (in Anacortes), Picture Lake (in Glacier) and North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum (in Concrete). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Boulevard Park, look for gifts at Village Books, see the interesting displays at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, and trek along Whatcom Falls Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bellingham trip planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Bellingham in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in December, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Langley.

Things to do in Bellingham

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Langley, Whidbey Island

— 4 nights
Langley is a city in Island County, Washington, United States which is located on the south end of Whidbey Island, overlooking the Saratoga Passage. Explore Langley's surroundings by going to Fort Casey State Park (in Coupeville), Port Townsend (Mt. Townsend Creamery, Fort Worden State Park, &more) and Finnriver Orchard & Cider Gardens (in Chimacum). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Whidbey Island Distillery, learn and have fun at Callahan’s Firehouse Studio and Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Earth Sanctuary, and walk around Marguerite Brons Memorial Park.

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You can drive from Bellingham to Langley in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Langley

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Leavenworth

— 5 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Step out of Leavenworth with an excursion to Apple Capital Loop Trail in Wenatchee--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, learn about winemaking at Silvara Cellars, stroll around Waterfront Park, and trek along Icicle Ridge Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Leavenworth tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Langley to Leavenworth in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Langley in December: high temperatures in Leavenworth hover around 33°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Richland.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Richland

— 3 nights
Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Richland: Zillah (The teapot Dome Gas Station & Two Mountain Winery), Yakima (Yakima Valley Museum & Johnson's Orchards) and Wanapum Heritage Center (in Mattawa). There's more to do: make a trip to Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Richland online trip maker.

Getting from Leavenworth to Richland by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Leavenworth in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Richland, with highs around 40°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Richland

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 4 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, explore the activities along Nisqually River, take some stellar pictures from Emmons Vista Overlook, and admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Richland to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Richland in December since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 32°F. On the 24th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.