5 days in Washington State Itinerary

5 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip maker
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Fly to Portland International Airport, Drive to Goldendale
— 1 day
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Goldendale — 1 day

Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. On the 10th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Stonehenge Memorial and then admire the masterpieces at Maryhill Museum of Art.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Goldendale route planner.

Dallas to Goldendale is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Dallas to Goldendale, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Goldendale is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Olympic National Park — 1 night

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Rialto Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Goldendale to Olympic National Park. When traveling from Goldendale in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Seattle — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and Museum of History & Industry. Get a sense of the local culture at Hands On Children's Museum and LeMay - America's Car Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Roozengaarde Display Garden (in Mount Vernon) and Museum of Glass (in Tacoma). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kerry Park and enjoy breathtaking views from Smith Tower.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in April, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (61°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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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.