48 days in Washington State Itinerary

48 days in Washington State Itinerary

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48 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Walla Walla
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Spokane
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Winthrop
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Leavenworth
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Olympia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Renton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Albuquerque

5
nights
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Walla Walla side-trips: The Columbia River (in Kennewick), Richland (Sacagawea Heritage Trail, Howard Amon Park, & more) and Chandler Reach (in Benton City). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Rulo Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Pioneer Park, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Walla Walla itinerary planner.

Albuquerque to Walla Walla is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Albuquerque to Walla Walla, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Albuquerque in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Walla Walla, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Richland, Chandler Reach, Dumas Station Wines, The Columbia River
Highlights from your plan
Badger Mountain Park ©
Badger Mountain Park
Rulo Winery ©
Rulo Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Spokane: Pullman (Charles R. Conner Museum & Bill Chipman Palouse Trail), Perkins House (in Colfax) and Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area (in Coulee Dam). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, do a tasting at Barrister Winery, walk around Riverfront Park, and browse the collection at Spokane Public Library.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Spokane trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Walla Walla to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Walla Walla in October, things will get slightly colder in Spokane: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Pullman, Perkins House, Mirabeau Meadows Park, Riverside State Park, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
Bill Chipman Palouse Trail ©
Bill Chipman Palouse Trail
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park

5
nights
Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Similkameen Trail (in Oroville), Washington Pass (in North Cascades National Park) and Cedar Creek Falls (in Mazama). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Methow Valley, cruise along Slate Peak, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and hike along Blue Lake Trai.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Winthrop trip planner .

Drive from Spokane to Winthrop in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Winthrop

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

North Cascades National Park, Stehekin, Cedar Creek Falls, Confluence Gallery, Similkameen Trail
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Shafer Historical Museum ©
Shafer Historical Museum
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head ©
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head

5
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leavenworth: Tildio Winery (in Manson), Coulee Corridor (in Coulee City) and Apple Capital Loop Trail (in Wenatchee). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Penstock Trail (Old Pipeline Trail), do a tasting at Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room, and hike along Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Leavenworth day trip site .

Drive from Winthrop to Leavenworth in 2.5 hours. In October in Leavenworth, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Washington State, Cashmere, Apple Capital Loop Trail, Coulee Corridor, Tildio Winery
Highlights from your plan
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Icicle Creek ©
Icicle Creek
Elwah River ©
Elwah River

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 Whidbey Island Distillery in Langley--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

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Getting from Leavenworth to Seattle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Leavenworth in November: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 53°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bellevue Botanical Garden, Whidbey Island Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Friday Harbor: Olga (Moran State Park & Summit Learning Center) and Eastsound (Jones Island State Park, Sucia Island State Park, & more). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, and head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor vacation builder app .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Eastsound, Olga, Turtleback Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park

5
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Camas Public Library (in Camas), Furford Cranberry Museum (in Grayland) and Tacoma (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, & more). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum, look for gifts at The Candy Shoppe, shop like a local with Front Street Gallery, and stroll around Heritage Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Olympia online trip itinerary planner .

You can 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. November in Olympia sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Renton.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tacoma, Port Orchard, Long Beach, Camas Public Library, 7 Wonders Creation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass
5 Mile Drive & Trails ©
5 Mile Drive & Trails

1
night
Renton

Renton ©
Renton is a city in King County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Renton History Museum, get outside with Champion Arms, contemplate the long history of Jimi Hendrix Grave Site, then stroll the grounds of Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home, and finally stroll around Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Renton trip planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Renton in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Renton can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Renton

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Champion Arms
Highlights from your plan
Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home ©
Renton History Museum ©
Renton History Museum
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park ©
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

5
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Venture out of the city with trips to Johnston Ridge Observatory (in Toutle) and Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture (in Ashford). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Muir Trail, admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park road trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Renton to Mount Rainier National Park. November in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Washington State, Johnston Ridge Observatory, Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

5
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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Storm King, and admire all the interesting features of Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park sightseeing planning website .

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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