5 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State travel route planner
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
Friday Harbor
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle


Olympic National Park — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then stroll through Ruby Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Seattle to Olympic National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In August, Olympic National Park is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Mount Rainier National Park — 1 day

The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail.

For photos and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Seattle — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.
Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Friday Harbor

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.
On the 6th (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then examine the collection at The Whale Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 74°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Washington State travel guide

Art Museums · 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.