5 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Bus to Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle/Boeing Field, Fly to Chicago


Seattle — 2 nights

Emerald City

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snoqualmie Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see Anacortes Kayak Tours and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Seattle journey planner.

Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, Seattle is little chillier at night with lows of 61°F. You will leave for Olympic National Park on the 9th (Tue).
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trips

Olympic National Park — 2 nights

On the 9th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get a bit cooler in Olympic National Park: highs are around 72°F and lows about 53°F. You will leave for home on the 11th (Thu).
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.