60 days in Washington State Itinerary

60 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip itinerary 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
Ferry
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 8 nights
Fly
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Spokane
— 6 nights
Drive
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Leavenworth
— 6 nights
Drive
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Goldendale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Castle Rock
— 4 nights
Drive
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Long Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 9 nights
Drive
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Port Angeles
— 7 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Whale Museum and Island Studios. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lime Kiln Point State Park and Zip San Juan. Get out of town with these interesting Friday Harbor side-trips: Moran State Park (in Olga), Spencer Spit State Park (in Lopez Island) and Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and make a trip to English Camp.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip 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 June, things will get little chillier in Friday Harbor: highs are around 69°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 4 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve and Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cama Beach State Park. When in Anacortes, make a side trip to see Fort Casey State Park in Coupeville, approximately Coupeville away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Roozengaarde Display Garden, kick back and relax at Rosario Beach, and stop by SeaBear Wild Salmon.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Anacortes journey planner.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Anacortes by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seattle

— 8 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 Snoqualmie Falls and Point Defiance Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Picnic Point Park (in Edmonds), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum, Museum of Glass, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, and walk around Kerry Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online tour planner.

Drive from Anacortes to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Anacortes in July, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Spokane.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Spokane

— 6 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Appreciate the collections at Pend Oreille County Museum and Mobius Science Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Spokane Falls and Manito Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge (in Cheney), Townshend Cellar (in Colbert) and Liberty Lake Regional Park (in Liberty Lake). The adventure continues: explore by horseback at Centennial Trail, don't miss a visit to St. John's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Liberty Lake Farmers Market, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Spokane route planner.

Fly from Seattle to Spokane in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Spokane: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Leavenworth

— 6 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Shop till you drop at Apple Annie's Antique Gallery and Cup and Kettle. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District. Venture out of the city with trips to Rainbow Falls (in Stehekin), Roslyn Cemetery (in Roslyn) and Umtanum Canyon Trail (in Ellensburg). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Chelan, take a peaceful walk through Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest, stroll around Waterfront Park, and trek along Hidden Lake Trailhead.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Leavenworth trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Spokane to Leavenworth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Leavenworth, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Goldendale.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Columbia Hills State Park and Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goldendale: Lyle (Schreiner Farms & Cor Cellars). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Presby Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Adams Wilderness, see the sky in a new way at Goldendale Observatory State Park, and do a tasting at Maryhill Winery.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Goldendale road trip site.

Getting from Leavenworth to Goldendale by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Leavenworth in July, Goldendale is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Goldendale

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 6 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Rainier and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Step out of the city life by going to Skyline Trail and Narada Falls. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, stroll through Burroughs Mountain Trail, and hike along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Goldendale to Mount Rainier National Park. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Goldendale in July: high temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 79°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Castle Rock.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Castle Rock

— 4 nights
Castle Rock is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington, United States. Johnston Ridge Observatory and Northwest Carriage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Lewis County Historical Museum and Grays River Covered Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Castle Rock: Claquato Church (in Chehalis), The Shady Lady (in Centralia) and Ape Cave (in Longview). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mount St. Helens, head outdoors with Sasquatch Adventures, get all the information you need at Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, and explore the activities along Coldwater Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Castle Rock trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Castle Rock. In August, daily temperatures in Castle Rock can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Castle Rock

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Long Beach

— 2 nights
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Cape Disappointment State Park, take a memorable drive along Long Beach, and then stroll through Long Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Marsh's Free Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oysterville Church.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Long Beach online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Castle Rock to Long Beach in 2 hours. Traveling from Castle Rock in August, you will find days in Long Beach are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 9 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hurricane Ridge and Rialto Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Sol Duc Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Quinault (Quinault Big Spruce Tree & Rain Forest Nature Trail). There's much more to do: hike along High Divide, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoh River Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and take a peaceful walk through Quinault Rain Forest.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park tour app.

Explore your travel options from Long Beach to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Port Angeles

— 7 nights
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Shop till you drop at EarthenWorks Gallery and Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marymere Falls and First Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Angeles: Neah Bay (Makah Cultural and Research Center & Cape Flattery Trail), New Dungeness Lighthouse (in Sequim) and Port Townsend (Trinity United Methodist Church & Fort Worden State Park). And it doesn't end there: stroll through La Push Beach, get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, kick back and relax at Second Beach, and see the interesting displays at Olympic Coast Discovery Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Angeles travel route planner.

Port Angeles is just a short distance from Olympic National Park. In August in Port Angeles, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

4.2
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.