6 days in Washington State Itinerary

6 days in Washington State Itinerary

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6 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Portland
Train:  4​h
1
Mount Rainier National Park
— Few hours
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Forks
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Portland

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Shadows and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park journey maker website .

Portland to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portland in August; daily highs in Mount Rainier National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Anacortes.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Rosario Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Deception Pass State Park, and then let the kids burn off some steam at John Storvik Playground.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Anacortes trip planner .

Drive from Seattle to Anacortes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Anacortes to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Deception Pass State Park
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Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
John Storvik Playground ©
John Storvik Playground

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Friday Harbor online route planner .

Getting from Anacortes to Friday Harbor by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Forks holiday site .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Forks by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Second Beach
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Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

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