60 days in Washington State Itinerary

60 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State holiday builder

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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Bainbridge Island
— 4 nights
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Port Townsend
— 4 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
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Olympia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
Ferry to Anacortes, Taxi to Bellingham
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Bellingham
— 5 nights
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Winthrop
— 4 nights
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Leavenworth
— 5 nights
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Walla Walla
— 5 nights
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Spokane
— 5 nights
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Seattle

— 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Everett to see Imagine Children's Museum about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Springfield to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Springfield to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Springfield in January, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bainbridge Island.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Bainbridge Island

— 4 nights
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. Change things up with these side-trips from Bainbridge Island: Bremerton (Kitsap Historical Society & Museum, Silver City Brewery, &more), Matzke Art Gallery and Sculpture Park (in Camano Island) and Veterans Living History Museum (in Port Orchard). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Bainbridge Distillers, get a taste of the local shopping with Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, view the masterpieces at Front Street Gallery, and do a tasting at Perennial Vintners.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bainbridge Island trip maker tool.

You can drive from Seattle to Bainbridge Island in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Bainbridge Island can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Bainbridge Island

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Port Townsend

— 4 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Townsend: Sequim (Blue Whole Gallery, New Dungeness Lighthouse, &more) and Coupeville (Fort Casey State Park & Fort Ebey State Park). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Worden State Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Port Townsend Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Constitution, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Townsend attractions website.

You can drive from Bainbridge Island to Port Townsend in 1.5 hours. January in Port Townsend sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 6 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Storm King, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Townsend to Olympic National Park. In January in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 5 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Rainier National Park: White Pass Ski Resort (in White Pass), WIndy Ridge Viewpoint (in Amboy) and Ashford (Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture & Ashford Creek Pottery). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, stroll through Trail of the Shadows, admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, and trek along Skyline Trail.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Olympia

— 5 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: My Cheese Shoppe (in Puyallup), Tacoma (Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum, &more) and 7 Wonders Creation Museum (in Silverlake). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, take in the views from Vancouver Land Bridge, and examine the collection at The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Olympia vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Friday Harbor side-trips: Chimera Gallery (in Lopez Island), Eastsound (Crow Valley Pottery, Island Hoppin' Brewery, &more) and Olga (Summit Learning Center, Moran State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Whale Museum, stop by Serendipity the used book place, get a taste of life in the country at Horseshu Guest Ranch, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Olympia to Friday Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bellingham.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Bellingham

— 5 nights

City of Subdued Excitement

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellingham: Mt Baker Ski Area (in Glacier), La Conner (The Wood Merchant & Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum) and Causland Memorial Park (in Anacortes). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Little Mountain Park, learn about winemaking at Pasek Cellars, fly down the slopes at Mt Baker, and explore the striking landscape of North Cascades National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bellingham trip planner.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Bellingham by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In February in Bellingham, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Winthrop

— 4 nights
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Winthrop: Loup Loup Ski Bowl (in Omak), North Cascades National Park (Diablo Lake Vista Point & Washington Pass) and US Armed Forces Legacy Project (in Tonasket). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Methow Valley, look for gifts at Shotgun Nellie’s, examine the collection at North Cascade Smokejumper Base, and learn about winemaking at Lost River Winery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Winthrop day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bellingham to Winthrop takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Bellingham in February, expect Winthrop to be little chillier, temps between 39°F and 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Winthrop

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Leavenworth

— 5 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Explore Leavenworth's surroundings by going to Wenatchee (Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort, Rocky Reach Dam Park, &more), Coulee Corridor (in Coulee City) and Thorp Mill (in Thorp). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, learn about winemaking at Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blue Spirits Distilling, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Leavenworth holiday maker.

Drive from Winthrop to Leavenworth in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Leavenworth are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Walla Walla

— 5 nights
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Explore Walla Walla's surroundings by going to Dayton (Bluewood & Dumas Station Wines), Benton City (Tucannon Cellars, Hedges Family Estate, &more) and Richland (Hanford Nuclear Reservation & Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Gesa Carousel of Dreams, do a tasting at College Cellars of Walla Walla, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church, and look for gifts at D'Olivo Tasting Bar.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Walla Walla trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Leavenworth to Walla Walla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Leavenworth in February, things will get a bit warmer in Walla Walla: highs are around 47°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Spokane

— 5 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Spokane: Pend Oreille County Museum (in Newport), Quartzite Brewing Company (in Chewelah) and Perkins House (in Colfax). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Spokane, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, engage your brain at Mobius Science Center, and admire the natural beauty at Manito Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Spokane trip builder app.

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Walla Walla in February: high temperatures in Spokane hover around 40°F and lows are around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Museums · Nature · Winter Sports

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.