60 days in Washington State Itinerary

60 days in Washington State Itinerary

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60 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Nosy Be
Fly:  36​h
1
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bellingham
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Leavenworth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Spokane
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Walla Walla
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Goldendale
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Castle Rock
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Olympia
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
11
Olympic National Park
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  38​h
End: Nosy Be

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Discover out-of-the-way places like LeMay - America's Car Museum and Seattle Public Library. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tacoma (Point Defiance Park, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, & more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, walk around Kerry Park, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip planning tool .

Nosy Be, Madagascar to Seattle is an approximately 36-hour flight. Traveling from Nosy Be to Seattle, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Seattle is cooler than Nosy Be - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tacoma
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Orcas Island Pottery and Lime Kiln Point State Park. Get some cultural insight at The Whale Museum and San Juan Historical Society and Museum. Go for a jaunt from Friday Harbor to Olga to see Moran State Park about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to English Camp, get a taste of the local shopping with Arctic Raven Gallery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. December in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bellingham.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Moran State Park, Orcas Island Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
San Juan Historical Society and Museum ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fairhaven Historic District and Mt Baker. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bellingham: Heliotrope Ridge Trail (in Glacier), Deception Pass State Park (in Oak Harbor) and Washington Park (in Anacortes). And it doesn't end there: trek along Whatcom Falls Park, savor the flavors at Woolley Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Life Center, and stop by The Wood Merchant.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bellingham trip planning tool .

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Bellingham in 3 hours. In December in Bellingham, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Washington State, Mount Vernon, Deception Pass State Park, Washington Park, Heliotrope Ridge Trail
Highlights from your plan
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Fairhaven Historic District ©
Fairhaven Historic District
Breazeale Interpretive Center ©
Breazeale Interpretive Center

4
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterfront Park and Front Street Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village and Martin Scott Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Leavenworth side-trips: D-Olivo (in Wenatchee), 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial (in Cashmere) and Lake Chelan (in Chelan). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blue Spirits Distilling.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Leavenworth attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Bellingham to Leavenworth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bellingham in December, things will get little chillier in Leavenworth: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Cashmere, D-Olivo, Lake Chelan, Martin Scott Winery
Highlights from your plan
Waterfront Park ©
Waterfront Park
Martin Scott Winery ©
Martin Scott Winery

5
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Downtown Spokane and Barrister Winery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Manito Park and Centennial Trail. The adventure continues: stroll around Riverfront Park, admire the sheer force of Spokane Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, and don't miss a visit to St. John's Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Spokane trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Leavenworth to Spokane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Spokane can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Campbell House ©
Campbell House
Downtown Spokane ©
Downtown Spokane

5
nights
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Walla Walla Museum and Kirkman House Museum. College Cellars and Dayton Historical Depot Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Walla Walla to go to Dayton and see Dumas Station Wines, which is approximately 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Rulo Winery and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Walla Walla trip planning app .

You can drive from Spokane to Walla Walla in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Spokane in December, you will find days in Walla Walla are a bit warmer (5°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Goldendale.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Dayton
Highlights from your plan
Rulo Winery ©
Rulo Winery
Fort Walla Walla Museum ©
Fort Walla Walla Museum
Kirkman House Museum ©
Kirkman House Museum

4
nights
Goldendale

Goldendale ©
Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maryhill Museum of Art and Presby Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stonehenge Memorial and Central Washington Agricultural Museum. Explore Goldendale's surroundings by going to Treveri (in Wapato) and Zillah (Two Mountain Winery & Cultura Winery). There's more to do: see the sky in a new way at Goldendale Observatory State Park and do a tasting at Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Goldendale road trip site .

Drive from Walla Walla to Goldendale in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Goldendale

Wineries Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Wishram, Zillah, Treveri, Central Washington Agricultural Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cultura Winery ©
Cultura Winery
Maryhill Museum of Art ©
Maryhill Museum of Art
Presby Museum ©
Presby Museum

5
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Rainier and Grove of the Patriarchs. The adventure continues: hike along Skyline Trail, admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, stroll through Burroughs Mountain Trail, and head outdoors with Reflection Lakes.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park route app .

Explore your travel options from Goldendale to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Goldendale, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Castle Rock.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail

4
nights
Castle Rock

Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Johnston Ridge Observatory and Ape Cave. Mount St. Helens Visitor Center and 7 Wonders Creation Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Castle Rock to go to Toutle and see Eco Park Resort, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens, explore and take pictures at Castle Rock Lavender, see the interesting displays at Mount St Helens Creation Center, and get outside with Sasquatch Adventures.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Castle Rock trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Castle Rock with the Route module. In January in Castle Rock, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Castle Rock

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Silverlake, Toutle, Ape Cave, Mount St. Helens
Highlights from your plan
Ape Cave ©
Ape Cave
Johnston Ridge Observatory ©
Johnston Ridge Observatory
Mount St Helens Creation Center ©
Mount St Helens Creation Center

4
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Hands On Children's Museum and The Lacey Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Washington State Capitol. Get out of town with these interesting Olympia side-trips: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (in Eatonville), Pioneer Park (in Puyallup) and Lewis County Historical Museum (in Chehalis). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Veterans Memorial Museum, view the masterpieces at Childhood's End Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Farmers Market, and learn about winemaking at Mill Lane Winery.

Before you visit Olympia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Castle Rock to Olympia in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chehalis, Pioneer Park, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, The Lacey Museum, Mill Lane Winery
Highlights from your plan
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum
Lewis County Historical Museum ©
Lewis County Historical Museum

9
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hurricane Ridge and Ruby Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympic National Park: Forks (Tree Root Cave & John's Beachcombing Museum), Port Angeles (Swain's General Store & Marymere Falls) and Quinault (Quinault Big Spruce Tree, Rain Forest Nature Trail, & more). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, and take in the natural beauty of Sol Duc Hot Springs.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park vacation maker site .

You can take a bus from Olympia to Olympic National Park in 2.5 hours. In January in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Quinault, Port Angeles, Forks, Olympic Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
John's Beachcombing Museum ©
John's Beachcombing Museum
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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