60 days in Washington State Itinerary

60 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State itinerary builder

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Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 9 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 6 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Neah Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Ilwaco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vancouver
— 6 nights
Drive
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Goldendale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yakima
— 6 nights
Drive
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Richland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Clarkston
— 2 nights
Drive to Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport, Fly to Seattle

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at San Juan Safaris and Lime Kiln Point State Park. Appreciate the collections at The Whale Museum and San Juan Islands Sculpture Park. Explore Friday Harbor's surroundings by going to Moran State Park (in Olga) and Eastsound (Sucia Island State Park & Orcas Island Pottery). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, don't miss a visit to Judd Cove Preserve, witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp, and relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor trip planner.

Seattle to Friday Harbor is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in September, Friday Harbor is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 3 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Get some cultural insight at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve and Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Rosario Beach. There's more to do: stroll through Predators of the Heart.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Anacortes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Anacortes, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Seattle

— 9 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Marina Beach Park. Change things up with a short trip to Discover Nature in Mount Rainier National Park (about 1h 5 min away). Dedicate the 15th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Anacortes to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Port Townsend

— 6 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Puget Sound Express and San Juan Co Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Point No Point Lighthouse & Park and St. Paul's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island), Sequim (West Coast Spin Doctors, New Dungeness Lighthouse, &more) and U.S. Naval Undersea Museum (in Keyport). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Starrett House Inn, stroll through Double Bluff Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Admiralty Head Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Townsend travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Port Townsend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get slightly colder in Port Townsend: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 8 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Relax by the water at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Get outdoors at Sol Duc Falls and Olympic National Park. There's lots more to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, admire all the interesting features of Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, stroll through Ozette Loop Hike, and trek along Hoh River Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Port Townsend to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Neah Bay.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Neah Bay

— 1 night
Neah Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Makah Reservation in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): trek along Cape Flattery Trail and then contemplate the long history of Makah Cultural and Research Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Neah Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Olympic National Park to Neah Bay in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Neah Bay

Trails · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Ilwaco

— 5 nights
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Long Beach and North Head Lighthouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grays Harbor Lighthouse and Middle Village Station Camp. Explore Ilwaco's surroundings by going to Oysterville Church (in Oysterville), Grayland Beach State Park (in Grayland) and Northwest Carriage Museum (in Raymond). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Ilwaco road trip planning tool.

Getting from Neah Bay to Ilwaco by car takes about 5 hours. October in Ilwaco sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Vancouver

— 6 nights
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. Take a break from the city and head to Beacon Rock and Naturescaping Wildlife Botanic Gardens. Get some historical perspective at Officers' Row and Claquato Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail (in Stevenson) and The Shady Lady (in Centralia). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens, contemplate the long history of Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial, and indulge your senses at Wine Dirt.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Ilwaco to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. In October in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goldendale.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Goldendale

— 3 nights
Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. Visit Maryhill Museum of Art and Stonehenge Memorial for their historical value. Maryhill Winery and Jacob Williams Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Goldendale with an excursion to Idiot's Grace in Lyle--about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: do a tasting at Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery and get engrossed in the history at Presby Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Goldendale holiday app.

Getting from Vancouver to Goldendale by car takes about 2 hours. October in Goldendale sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yakima.

Things to do in Goldendale

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yakima

— 6 nights
Yakima is a U.S. city located about 60mi southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington. Get outdoors at Icicle Ridge Trail and Fort Simcoe State Park. You'll explore and learn at Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village and Central Washington Agricultural Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kittitas County Historical Museum (in Ellensburg), Leavenworth Reindeer Farm (in Leavenworth) and South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District (in South Cle Elum). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Roslyn Cemetery, indulge your taste buds at Wineries Express, get engrossed in the history at Yakima Valley Museum, and contemplate the long history of Thorp Mill.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yakima online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Goldendale to Yakima in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Goldendale in October, Yakima is slightly colder at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Richland.

Things to do in Yakima

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Richland

— 4 nights
Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. Get some historical perspective at Hanford Nuclear Reservation and St. Patrick Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dayton Historical Depot Museum and Rulo Winery. Take a break from Richland with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Walla Walla, about 1h 5 min away. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Chandler Reach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacagawea Heritage Trail.

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

Traveling by car from Yakima to Richland takes 1.5 hours. October in Richland sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Clarkston.

Things to do in Richland

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Clarkston

— 2 nights
Clarkston is a city in Asotin County, Washington, United States. On the 29th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Basalt Cellars Winery and then head outdoors with Snake Dancer Excursions. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Charles R. Conner Museum and then shop like a local with Artisans at the Dahmen Barn.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Clarkston trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Richland to Clarkston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Clarkston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

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Art Galleries · 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.