5 days in Bellingham & Lynden Itinerary

5 days in Bellingham & Lynden Itinerary

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5 days in Bellingham & Lynden Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Bellingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Lynden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Seattle

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fairhaven Historic District and SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention. Head to Seattle Premium Outlets and Chuckanut Bay Gallery & Sculpture Gardenfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Bellingham: Rosario Beach (in Anacortes), Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley) and Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve (in Coupeville). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Whatcom Falls Park, pick up some local products at Woolley Market, brush up on your military savvy at Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Valley Shine Distillery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bellingham trip planner .

Seattle to Bellingham is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Bellingham dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lynden.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Valley Shine Distillery, Woolley Market, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Rosario Beach, Whidbey Island Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park
Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum ©
Seattle Premium Outlets ©
Seattle Premium Outlets

1
night
Lynden

Lynden ©
Lynden is the second largest city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Lynden Pioneer Museum, then shop like a local with Jansen Art Center, then stroll around City Park (Million Smiles Playground Park), and finally walk around Berthusen Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lynden, use our trip itinerary maker.

Lynden is just a short distance from Bellingham. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lynden

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lynden Pioneer Museum ©
Lynden Pioneer Museum
Jansen Art Center ©
Jansen Art Center

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