47 days in Washington State Itinerary

47 days in Washington State Itinerary

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47 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Lethbridge
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Olympia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  45​min
5
Port Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Bus:  2​h
7
Port Townsend
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Bellingham
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Leavenworth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Spokane
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Lethbridge

5
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Rainier National Park: High Rock Trail (in Packwood) and Deep Forest Challenge (in Eatonville). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, trek along Skyline Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Muir Trail.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park online trip builder .

Lethbridge, Canada to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Olympia.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Deep Forest Challenge, High Rock Trail
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

4
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Olympia side-trips: Hoodsport (Mount Ellinor Trail & Staircase Rapids Nature Trail) and Shelton (Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington & Salish Cliffs Golf Club). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens, view the masterpieces at Childhood's End Gallery, have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Olympia trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hoodsport, Shelton, Mount St. Helens
Highlights from your plan
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum

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) and Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll around Reuben Tarte Memorial Park, see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Olympia to Friday Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Olympia in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Friday Harbor, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Orcas Island Pottery, Moran State Park, Reuben Tarte Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Boeing Future of Flight (in Mukilteo) and Long Shadows Winery (in Woodinville). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and get some jogging in at Discovery Park.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle online tour builder .

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Boeing Future of Flight, Long Shadows Winery, Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at Swain's General Store, get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, then experience rural life at B&B Family Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Marymere Falls, then experience rural life at Purple Haze Lavender Farm, and then head outdoors with West Coast Spin Doctors.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Angeles trip builder site .

Fly from Seattle to Port Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Port Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Sequim
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Kayaking & Canoeing
West Coast Spin Doctors ©
West Coast Spin Doctors

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Olympic National Park: Tree Root Cave (in Forks) and Merriman Falls (in Quinault). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and stroll through Ruby Beach.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Angeles to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tree Root Cave, Merriman Falls
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

4
nights
Port Townsend

Port Townsend ©
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Townsend: Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island), Fort Casey State Park (in Coupeville) and Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through North Beach Park, examine the collection at The Rothschild House, look for gifts at The Spice and Tea Exchange, and browse the fresh offerings at Port Townsend Farmers Market.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Townsend online trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend takes 2 hours. In September in Port Townsend, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anacortes.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Everett, Bloedel Reserve, Whidbey Island Distillery, Fort Casey State Park
Highlights from your plan
Whidbey Island Distillery ©
Whidbey Island Distillery
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve
North Beach Park ©
North Beach Park

3
nights
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Anacortes is known for wildlife, parks, nature, casinos, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Rosario Beach, stroll around Causland Memorial Park, take in the waterfront at Seafarers Memorial Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Erie Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Anacortes trip builder site .

You can drive from Port Townsend to Anacortes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Anacortes are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bellingham.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Deception Pass State Park
Highlights from your plan
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mount Erie Park ©
Mount Erie Park

4
nights
Bellingham

Bellingham ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bellingham: Point Whitehorn Marine Park (in Blaine), Glacier (Heliotrope Ridge Trail & Skyline Divide) and Artist Point (in Deming). There's still lots to do: hike along Chain Lakes Loop, get a taste of the local shopping with Jansen Art Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Interurban Trail, and walk around City Park (Million Smiles Playground Park).

Plan a trip to Bellingham easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Anacortes to Bellingham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Glacier, Lynden, Point Whitehorn Marine Park, Artist Point
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Divide ©
Skyline Divide
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

4
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leavenworth: Denny Creek Trail (in North Bend), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Chelan) and Roslyn Cemetery (in Roslyn). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and look for gifts at Cup and Kettle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Leavenworth holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Bellingham to Leavenworth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Bellingham in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Leavenworth: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Spokane.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Deception Falls, Denny Creek Trail, Icicle Creek, Roslyn Cemetery, Rainbow Falls
Highlights from your plan
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Roslyn Cemetery ©
Roslyn Cemetery
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

4
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Go for a jaunt from Spokane to Cheney to see Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, hike along Iller Creek Conservation Area, walk around Riverfront Park, and get lost in a book at Spokane Public Library.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Spokane trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Leavenworth to Spokane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Spokane are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park

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