60 days in Washington State Itinerary

60 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State route planner

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Seattle
— 7 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 6 nights
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Olympia
— 6 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
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Mount Vernon
— 5 nights
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Winthrop
— 4 nights
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Leavenworth
— 6 nights
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Walla Walla
— 6 nights
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Spokane
— 6 nights
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Seattle

— 7 nights

Emerald City

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.
Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley) and Mt Si (in North Bend). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle sightseeing planning website.

Phoenix to Seattle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Phoenix in April, plan for cooler days in Seattle, with highs around 61°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 6 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eastsound (Sucia Island State Park, Orcas Island Winery, &more) and Olga (Summit Learning Center, Moran State Park, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan, and look for gifts at Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Olympia.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympia

— 6 nights
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Get out of town with these interesting Olympia side-trips: Furford Cranberry Museum (in Grayland), Tacoma (Point Defiance Park, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, &more) and Lacamas Park Trail (in Camas). And it doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum, pause for some photo ops at Wildlife Heritage Sculpture Corridor, walk around Robert Bush Park, and see the interesting displays at 7 Wonders Creation Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Olympia online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Olympia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Olympia sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 6 nights
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). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, get great views at Emmons Vista Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Bumping Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park. In April, daytime highs in Mount Rainier National Park are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 7 nights
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) and Merriman Falls (in Quinault). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, explore the activities along Hoh River, trek along Ozette Loop Hike, and cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in May, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Mount Vernon

— 5 nights
Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Vernon: Granite Falls (in Granite Falls), Concrete (Sauk Mountain Trail & North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum) and Diablo Dam (in North Cascades National Park). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Roozengaarde Display Garden, walk around Causland Memorial Park, stroll through Whatcom Falls Park, and identify plant and animal life at Predators of the Heart.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Vernon road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Vernon. In May, daily temperatures in Mount Vernon can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Winthrop

— 4 nights
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Winthrop side-trips: Cedar Creek Falls (in Mazama), Similkameen Trail (in Oroville) and Stehekin (Stehekin River & Rainbow Falls). There's lots more to do: hike along Blue Lake Trai, get great views at Diablo Lake Vista Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Creek Falls Trail Head, and grab your bike and head to Winthrop Twin Lakes Loop.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Winthrop itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mount Vernon to Winthrop in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mount Vernon in May: highs in Winthrop hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Winthrop

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Leavenworth

— 6 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Explore Leavenworth's surroundings by going to Roslyn Cemetery (in Roslyn), Wenatchee (Apple Capital Loop Trail & Wenatchee National Forest) and Ellensburg (Gard Vintners & Irene Rhinehart Riverfront Park). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, contemplate the waterfront views at Elwah River, delve into the lush surroundings at Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest, and do a tasting at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Leavenworth vacation site.

Getting from Winthrop to Leavenworth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Winthrop in May, expect nights in Leavenworth to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Walla Walla

— 6 nights
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around 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). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Rulo Winery, play a few rounds at Wine Valley Golf Course, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Walla Walla travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Leavenworth to Walla Walla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a 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 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Spokane

— 6 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Spokane: Pullman (Bill Chipman Palouse Trail & Charles R. Conner Museum), Crawford State Park (in Metaline Falls) and Colfax (Perkins House & Steptoe Butte State Park). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, walk around Manito Park, admire the sheer force of Spokane Falls, and make a trip to Monroe Street Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Spokane online travel route 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. In June, Spokane is little chillier than Walla Walla - with highs of 77°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

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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.