60 days in Washington State Itinerary

60 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State planner

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Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 4 nights
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Neah Bay
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Port Townsend
— 2 nights
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Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 2 nights
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 4 nights
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Bellingham
— 4 nights
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North Cascades National Park
— 4 nights
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Leavenworth
— 5 nights
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Goldendale
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
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Toutle
— 2 nights
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Olympia
— 5 nights
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Spokane
— 5 nights
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Seattle
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Juan Safaris and Lime Kiln Point State Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to English Camp, get to know the fascinating history of American Camp, walk around Stuart Island State Park, and do a tasting at San Juan Vineyards.

Discover how to plan a Friday Harbor trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Olga.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Olga, Orcas Island

— 4 nights
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Orcas Island Pottery and Outer Island Expeditions. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park, explore by horseback at Orcas Island Trail Rides, do a tasting at Orcas Island Winery, and learn more about the world around you at Summit Learning Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Olga online trip maker.

Traveling by journey from Friday Harbor to Olga takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Neah Bay.

Things to do in Olga

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Neah Bay

— 2 nights
Neah Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Makah Reservation in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): kick back and relax at Shi Shi Beach. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Flattery, then trek along Cape Flattery Trail, and then contemplate the long history of Makah Cultural and Research Center.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Neah Bay vacation planner.

Drive from Olga to Neah Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Neah Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Change things up with a short trip to Rain Forest Nature Trail in Quinault (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, explore the activities along Lake Crescent, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoh River Trail, and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Neah Bay to Olympic National Park takes 2 hours. September in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Port Townsend

— 2 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. On the 24th (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mystery Bay State Park. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Port Williams Lavender Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, and then admire the striking features of Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Port Townsend tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend with the Route module. In September in Port Townsend, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island

— 2 nights
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): walk around Flintstone Park, then walk around Deception Pass State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Dugualla State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Admiralty Head Lighthouse, admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at South Whidbey Island State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oak Harbor trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Port Townsend to Oak Harbor in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Oak Harbor can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Anacortes.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 4 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cape Sante Marina. When in Anacortes, make a side trip to see Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort in Arlington, approximately Arlington away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Catchmore Charters, take in the views from La Conner Rainbow Bridge, see the interesting displays at Anacortes Maritime Heritage Center and W T Preston, and try your luck at Swinomish Casino & Lodge.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Anacortes travel route planner.

Getting from Oak Harbor to Anacortes by journey takes about an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Bellingham.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Bellingham

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Whatcom Falls Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports. When in Bellingham, make a side trip to see Cascade Trail in Concrete, approximately Concrete away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Fairhaven Historic District, browse the different shops at Bellis Fair, try your luck at Skagit Valley Casino, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stimpson Family Nature Preserve.

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

Drive from Anacortes to Bellingham in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. October in Bellingham sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Bellingham

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

North Cascades National Park

— 4 nights
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like N Cascades Hwy and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Stehekin (Imus Creek Trail & McKellar Cabin Trail). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Washington Pass, get great views at Diablo Lake Vista Point, hike along Colonial Creek Campground, and admire the sheer force of Gorge Creek Falls.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our North Cascades National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bellingham to North Cascades National Park in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in North Cascades National Park are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Leavenworth

— 5 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Waterfront Park and Alta Lake Golf Course. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leavenworth: Chelan (Lake Chelan, Nefarious Cellars, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Front Street Park, explore the activities along Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, learn about winemaking at WooHoo Winery, and see the interesting displays at Greater Leavenworth Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Leavenworth holiday builder.

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Leavenworth with the Route module. Traveling from North Cascades National Park in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Leavenworth. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Goldendale.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Goldendale

— 2 nights
Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Maryhill State Park, appreciate the history behind Stonehenge Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Maryhill Museum of Art, and finally learn about winemaking at Maryhill Winery. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Gunkel Orchards Fruit Stand, then take an in-depth tour of Presby Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Brooks Memorial State Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Goldendale trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Leavenworth to Goldendale takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Leavenworth in October; daily highs in Goldendale reach 67°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Goldendale

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Mount Rainier National Park

— 4 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Rainier and Skyline Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Rainier National Park: Packwood (Packwood Lake Trail & High Rock Trail), Snoqualmie Pass Train Tunnel (in Easton) and White Pass Ski Resort (in White Pass). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, get engrossed in the history at Longmire Museum, and head outdoors with Reflection Lakes.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Goldendale to Mount Rainier National Park. When traveling from Goldendale in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Toutle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Toutle

— 2 nights
Toutle is an unincorporated community in Cowlitz County, Washington. On the 21st (Thu), look and learn at Johnston Ridge Observatory, then get impressive views of Mount St. Helens, and then head outdoors with Eco Park Resort. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Mt St Helens Forest Learning Center, examine the collection at 7 Wonders Creation Museum, and then get outside with Sasquatch Adventures.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Toutle road trip planner.

You can drive from Mount Rainier National Park to Toutle in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Toutle are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Toutle

Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Olympia

— 5 nights
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Explore hidden gems such as Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and North Jetty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympia: Cushman Trail (in Gig Harbor), Robin Hood Village (in Union) and Hoodsport Winery (in Hoodsport). The adventure continues: stroll through Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, shop like a local with Esther Short Park, hunt for treasures at Farmers Market, and contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia journey planning website.

You can drive from Toutle to Olympia in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Spokane.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Spokane

— 5 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Explore hidden gems such as Manito Park and Green Bluff. Explore Spokane's surroundings by going to Crown Point State Park (in Grand Coulee), Grand Coulee Dam (in Coulee Dam) and Davenport-Fort Spokane Loop (in Davenport). There's much more to do: walk around Riverfront Park, browse the different shops at Spokane Valley Mall, admire the sheer force of Spokane Falls, and look for gifts at Paradise Fibers, Inc.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Spokane road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Olympia to Spokane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Spokane, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sky View Observatory and Bloedel Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), Tacoma (Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Museum of Glass, &more) and Little Si Trail (in North Bend). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, see the interesting displays at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and stroll around Gas Works Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Spokane to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Spokane in November; daily highs in Seattle reach 53°F and lows reach 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.