60 days in Washington State Itinerary

60 days in Washington State Itinerary

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60 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Olympia
— 6 nights
Bus:  2​h
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Mount Vernon
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Winthrop
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Leavenworth
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Walla Walla
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Spokane
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley) and Mt Si (in North Bend). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seattle road trip planner .

Phoenix to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Phoenix, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bellevue, Whidbey Island Distillery, Mt Si
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

6
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
Explore Friday Harbor's surroundings by going to Olga (Summit Learning Center, Moran State Park, & more) and Eastsound (Sucia Island State Park, Orcas Island Winery, & more). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, wander the wide-open spaces of Horseshu Guest Ranch, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, and see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Eastsound, Olga, Turtleback Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sucia Island State Park ©
Sucia Island State Park
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park

6
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Olympia side-trips: Tacoma (Point Defiance Park, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, & more), Furford Cranberry Museum (in Grayland) and Lacamas Park Trail (in Camas). There's much more to do: have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, make a trip to Wildlife Heritage Sculpture Corridor, view the masterpieces at Childhood's End Gallery, and examine the collection at 7 Wonders Creation Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Olympia trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Friday Harbor to Olympia in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Olympia are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Hoodsport, Robert Bush Park, Lacamas Park Trail, Wildlife Heritage Sculpture Corridor
Highlights from your plan
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park
Tacoma Art Museum ©
Tacoma Art Museum
Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum

6
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ashford (Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture & Ashford Creek Pottery) and High Rock Trail (in Packwood). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, explore the activities along Bumping Lake, admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, and trek along Tolmie Peak Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip app .

Getting from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. April in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ashford, Washington State, High Rock Trail
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls
Mount Adams Wilderness ©
Mount Adams Wilderness

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympic National Park: Joyce Depot Museum (in Joyce), Merriman Falls (in Quinault) and Olympic Coast Discovery Center (in Port Angeles). There's much more to do: stroll through Ruby Beach, trek along Hurricane Ridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Storm King, and cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

To find out how to plan a trip to Olympic National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Merriman Falls, Olympic Coast Discovery Center, Joyce Depot Museum, Lake Cushman
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor

5
nights
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Vernon: Concrete (Sauk Mountain Trail & North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum), Diablo Dam (in North Cascades National Park) and Granite Falls (in Granite Falls). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Roozengaarde Display Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Predators of the Heart, experience rural life at Gordon Skagit Farms, and hike along Whatcom Falls Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Vernon vacation builder app .

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Vernon with the Route module. May in Mount Vernon sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Anacortes, Bellingham, Concrete, Granite Falls, Outback Kangaroo Farm
Highlights from your plan
Roozengaarde Display Garden ©
Roozengaarde Display Garden
Granite Falls ©
Granite Falls
Tulip Town ©
Tulip Town

4
nights
Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Winthrop: Stehekin (Stehekin River & Rainbow Falls), Similkameen Trail (in Oroville) and Cedar Creek Falls (in Mazama). There's lots more to do: trek along Blue Lake Trai, cruise along Slate Peak, take some stellar pictures from Diablo Lake Vista Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Creek Falls Trail Head.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Winthrop driving holiday planning app .

Drive from Mount Vernon to Winthrop in 3 hours. When traveling from Mount Vernon in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Winthrop, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Winthrop

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Stehekin, North Cascades National Park, Cedar Creek Falls, Similkameen Trail
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Cedar Creek Falls ©
Cedar Creek Falls
Methow Valley ©
Methow Valley

6
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Leavenworth: Wenatchee (Apple Capital Loop Trail & Wenatchee National Forest), Ellensburg (Gard Vintners & Irene Rhinehart Riverfront Park) and Roslyn Cemetery (in Roslyn). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Icicle Ridge Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest, hike along Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Leavenworth online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Winthrop to Leavenworth takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Winthrop in May, you will find days in Leavenworth are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wenatchee, Washington State, Ellensburg, Cashmere, Coulee City
Highlights from your plan
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Icicle Creek ©
Icicle Creek
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room ©
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room

6
nights
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Walla Walla: Kennewick (The Columbia River, Sacagawea Heritage Trail Loop, & more), 14 Hands Winery (in Prosser) and Richland (Sacagawea Heritage Trail, Badger Mountain Park, & more). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Tucannon Cellars, walk around Rooks Park, and tee off at Wine Valley Golf Course.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Walla Walla trip planner.

Getting from Leavenworth to Walla Walla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Walla Walla when traveling from Leavenworth in May, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kennewick, Richland, Benton City, 14 Hands Winery
Highlights from your plan
Rulo Winery ©
Rulo Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Badger Mountain Park ©
Badger Mountain Park

6
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Spokane: Pullman (Bill Chipman Palouse Trail & Charles R. Conner Museum), Colfax (Perkins House & Steptoe Butte State Park) and Crawford State Park (in Metaline Falls). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, make a trip to St. John's Cathedral, stroll around Riverfront Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Spokane online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Walla Walla to Spokane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Walla Walla in May, expect nights in Spokane to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Colfax, Pullman, Mirabeau Meadows Park, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Crawford State Park
Highlights from your plan
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Steptoe Butte State Park
Steptoe Butte State Park

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