54 days in Washington State Itinerary

54 days in Washington State Itinerary

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54 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Spokane
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bellingham
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Long Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Goldendale
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Leavenworth
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Spokane
— 6 nights
End: Spokane

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and Fort Worden State Park. Get some cultural insight at LeMay - America's Car Museum and Museum of Glass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: North Beach Park (in Port Townsend), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Farmers Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and learn about winemaking at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary app .

Spokane to Seattle is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Spokane in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Olympia, Port Townsend, Snoqualmie Falls, Bloedel Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©

6
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
Get outdoors at Moran State Park and Lime Kiln Point State Park. Appreciate the collections at The Whale Museum and Island Studios. Step out of Friday Harbor to go to Eastsound and see Orcas Island Pottery, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, immerse yourself in nature at Stuart Island State Park, indulge your taste buds at San Juan Island Farmers Market, and don't miss a visit to English Camp.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor journey planner .

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, Friday Harbor is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 74°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Get in touch with nature at Fort Casey State Park and Rosario Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Deception Pass State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Lavender Wind Farm (in Coupeville) and Cama Beach State Park (in Camano Island). There's much more to do: walk around Washington Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Erie Park, take in the waterfront activity at Cape Sante Marina, and admire the natural beauty at Roozengaarde Display Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Anacortes day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Friday Harbor to Anacortes takes 2 hours. July in Anacortes sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bellingham.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coupeville, Cama Beach State Park, La Conner Rainbow Bridge, Deception Pass State Park, Roozengaarde Display Garden
Highlights from your plan
Fort Casey State Park ©
Fort Casey State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Fairhaven Historic District and Taylor Shellfish Farms. Visiting Whatcom Falls Park and Homestead Golf & Country Club will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Baker Vineyards and Winery in Everson (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: trek along South Bay Trail, play a few rounds at Lake Padden Golf Course, browse the different shops at Bellis Fair, and try your luck at Silver Reef Casino Resort.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bellingham travel planner.

Getting from Anacortes to Bellingham by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Bellingham can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Bellingham

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Bow, Mt Baker Ski Area, Silver Reef Casino Resort, Homestead Golf & Country Club, Mount Baker Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park
Mt Baker Ski Area ©
Mt Baker Ski Area
Taylor Shellfish Farms ©
Taylor Shellfish Farms

6
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rain Forest Nature Trail and Quinault Rain Forest. Take a break from the city and head to Second Beach Trail and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Explore Olympic National Park's surroundings by going to Marymere Falls (in Port Angeles), Quinault Big Spruce Tree (in Quinault) and Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout (in Sequim). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park holiday maker site .

Traveling by train from Bellingham to Olympic National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Quinault, Sequim, Marymere Falls
Highlights from your plan
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

5
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Take a break from the city and head to Grove of the Patriarchs and Nisqually Vista Loop. Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Rainier and Packwood Lake Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Mount Rainier National Park side-trips: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (in Eatonville) and High Rock Trail (in Packwood). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, take an in-depth tour of Longmire Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, and delve into the lush surroundings at Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in July: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Packwood, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs
Longmire Museum ©
Longmire Museum

3
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Get some historical perspective at Middle Village Station Camp and Clark's Dismal Nitch. Visiting Long Beach and Leadbetter Point State Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Long Beach side-trips: Oysterville Church (in Oysterville) and Adelaide's Coffee and Sweet Shoppe (in Ocean Park). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Cape Disappointment State Park, take an in-depth tour of Cranberry Museum, see the interesting displays at Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, and take a memorable drive along Long Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Long Beach tour itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Long Beach. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Long Beach, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oysterville, Ilwaco, Chinook, Long Beach, Adelaide's Coffee and Sweet Shoppe
Highlights from your plan
Cape Disappointment State Park ©
Cape Disappointment State Park
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Middle Village Station Camp ©
Middle Village Station Camp

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Esther Short Park, then contemplate the long history of Hidden House, then contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Leverich Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Vancouver Mall, then trek along Columbia Springs, then take in the views from Glenn Jackson Bridge, and finally explore and take pictures at Wintler Community Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vancouver online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Long Beach to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Long Beach in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Vancouver, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Goldendale.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Glenn Jackson Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row

3
nights
Goldendale

Goldendale ©
Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maryhill Museum of Art and Columbia Hills State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stonehenge Memorial and Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Goldendale side-trips: Lyle (Idiot's Grace, Cor Cellars, & more). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Maryhill Winery, admire all the interesting features of Gunkel Orchards Fruit Stand, admire the majestic nature at Maryhill State Park, and take an in-depth tour of Presby Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Goldendale route planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Goldendale by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Goldendale, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Goldendale

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lyle, Wishram, Columbia Hills State Park
Highlights from your plan
Maryhill Museum of Art ©
Maryhill Museum of Art
Columbia Hills State Park ©
Columbia Hills State Park
Jacob Williams Winery ©
Jacob Williams Winery

5
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village and WooHoo Winery. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Chelan and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Snoqualmie Pass Train Tunnel (in Easton) and Iron Horse Trail (in North Bend). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Waterfront Park, explore and take pictures at Front Street Park, trek along Penstock Trail (Old Pipeline Trail), and stop by Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen & Country Store.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Leavenworth trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Goldendale to Leavenworth takes 3 hours. In August, Leavenworth is little chillier than Goldendale - with highs of 86°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cashmere, Iron Horse Trail, Snoqualmie Pass Train Tunnel, Lake Chelan
Highlights from your plan
Lake Chelan ©
Lake Chelan
River Rafting & Tubing
Waterfront Park ©
Waterfront Park

6
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Steam Plant Square and Northtown Mall. Get some historical perspective at St. John's Cathedral and Crosby House. Step out of Spokane to go to Colbert and see Trezzi Farm, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore by horseback at Centennial Trail, walk around Riverfront Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and identify plant and animal life at Cat Tales Zoological Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Spokane tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Leavenworth to Spokane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Spokane, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Spokane County Raceway, Trezzi Farm, Cat Tales Zoological Park
Highlights from your plan
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Spokane Falls ©
Spokane Falls
Cat Tales Zoological Park ©
Cat Tales Zoological Park

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