48 days in Washington State Itinerary

48 days in Washington State Itinerary

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48 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Val d'Or
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  45​min
4
Port Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Forks
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Quinault
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Olympia
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
8
Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Stevenson
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Val d'Or

3
nights
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Predators of the Heart will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve in Coupeville (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Guemes Channel Trail, cast your line with a fishing tour, immerse yourself in nature at Deception Pass State Park, and stroll through Causland Memorial Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Anacortes travel itinerary planner.

Val d'Or, Canada to Anacortes is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Anacortes can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Deception Pass State Park, Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Guemes Channel Trail ©
Guemes Channel Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Moran State Park. Step out of Friday Harbor to go to Eastsound and see Orcas Island Pottery, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park, admire the masterpieces at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, view the masterpieces at Arctic Raven Gallery, and get outside with Springtide Paddlesports.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor travel route builder website .

Ride a ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Orcas Island Pottery, San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, Moran State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Murhut Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Mount Walker) and Mt Si (in North Bend). Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle itinerary site .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Mt Si
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Mount Walker ©
Mount Walker
Hood Canal ©
Hood Canal

6
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Visiting Hurricane Ridge and Ozette Loop Hike will get you outdoors. Explore Port Angeles' surroundings by going to Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout (in Sequim) and Olympic National Park (Second Beach Trail, Mount Olympus, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Crescent Lake, explore and take pictures at B&B Family Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at Marymere Falls, and look for gifts at Washington Lavender.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Angeles trip itinerary planner .

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 July, things will get a bit cooler in Port Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Forks.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Mount Storm King
Mount Storm King

5
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Visiting Ruby Beach and Hoh River will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Second Beach (in La Push) and Olympic National Park (Hoh River Trail, Rialto Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours and identify plant and animal life at Tree Root Cave.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Forks trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Port Angeles to Forks takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Quinault.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Second Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh River Trail ©
Hoh River Trail
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

4
nights
Quinault

Quinault ©
Quinault is an unincorporated community in Washington in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Visiting Deer Park and Bunch Creek Falls will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quinault: Olympic National Park (Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, Lower Big Quilcene Trail, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Quinault Rain Forest, identify plant and animal life at Quinault Big Cedar, and take in the dramatic scenery at Merriman Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Quinault sightseeing site .

Getting from Forks to Quinault by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Quinault can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Quinault

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Deer Park ©
Deer Park
Quinault Rain Forest ©
Quinault Rain Forest
Kalaloch Beach Trail 4 ©
Kalaloch Beach Trail 4

6
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Ellinor and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympia: Staircase Rapids Nature Trail (in Hoodsport), Dalby Water Wheel (in Union) and Mill Lane Winery (in Tenino). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tumwater Falls Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, and tee off at Chambers Bay.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Olympia trip app .

Drive from Quinault to Olympia in 2 hours. When traveling from Quinault in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Olympia, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tenino, Mount Ellinor, Staircase Rapids Nature Trail, Dalby Water Wheel, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park

6
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Get in touch with nature at Skyline Trail and Mount Rainier. Take a break from Mount Rainier National Park with a short trip to Ashford Creek Pottery in Ashford, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, hike along Tolmie Peak Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Muir Trail, and get outside with Reflection Lakes.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stevenson.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Ashford Creek Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

4
nights
Stevenson

Stevenson ©
Stevenson is a city in Skamania County, Washington, United States. Get outdoors at Mount St. Helens and Cape Horn Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Stevenson side-trips: Falls Creek Falls (in Carson) and Cape Horn Overlook (in Washougal). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail, take a memorable drive along Cape Horn Lookout, explore the striking landscape at Beacon Rock, and identify plant and animal life at Mount Adams Wilderness.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Stevenson holiday maker app .

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Stevenson with the Route module. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Stevenson, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stevenson

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington State, Washougal, North Bonneville, Falls Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens
Mount Adams Wilderness ©
Mount Adams Wilderness
Beacon Rock ©
Beacon Rock

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