60 days in Washington State Itinerary

60 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State planner

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 8 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 8 nights
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Port Townsend
— 5 nights
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 3 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 6 nights
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Bellingham
— 5 nights
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North Cascades National Park
— 3 nights
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Leavenworth
— 5 nights
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Spokane
— 6 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 5 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Rainier and Grove of the Patriarchs. Take a break from the city and head to Skyline Trail and Discover Nature. On the 5th (Mon), hike the day away at Camp Muir Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Wonderland Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, and admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park attractions planner.

Charlotte to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to Mount Rainier National Park. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte 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 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Snoqualmie Falls and Alki Beach. Head to Pike Place Market and Nordstromfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Mt Si (in North Bend), Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails & Point Defiance Park) and Snoqualmie Point Park (in Snoqualmie). Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, stroll around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and stop by Starbucks Reserve Roastery Seattle.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Visiting Hurricane Ridge and Lake Crescent will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Sol Duc Falls. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Rain Forest Nature Trail in Quinault, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Quinault Rain Forest, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Storm King, trek along Second Beach Trail, and stroll through Kalaloch Beach Trail 4.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. In July, Olympic National Park is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Port Townsend

— 5 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Puget Sound Express and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marymere Falls and Fort Worden State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Townsend: Sequim (B&B Family Farm & The Lavender Connection), Fort Casey State Park (in Coupeville) and Double Bluff Beach (in Freeland). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Bloedel Reserve, explore by horseback at Larry Scott Memorial Trail, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Soak On The Sound.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Townsend, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. In July, daily temperatures in Port Townsend can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Olga.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Olga, Orcas Island

— 3 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. Step off the beaten path and head to Outer Island Expeditions and Jones Island State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Moran State Park and Sucia Island State Park. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Orcas Island Pottery.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Olga trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Port Townsend to Olga in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lime Kiln Point State Park and Zip San Juan. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Spencer Spit State Park. Step out of Friday Harbor with an excursion to Shark Reef Sanctuary in Lopez Island--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, explore the striking landscape at Cattle Point, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Friday Harbor travel route builder website.

Getting from Olga to Friday Harbor by journey takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Olga in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Friday Harbor, with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 6 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Deception Pass State Park and Rosario Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mount Erie Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anacortes: Coupeville (Lavender Wind Farm & Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve), Iverson Spit Waterfront Preserve (in Camano Island) and Samish Bay Cheese (in Bow). And it doesn't end there: walk around Washington Park, hike along Tommy Thompson Trail, stroll through Predators of the Heart, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Guemes Channel Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Anacortes trip builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Anacortes are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bellingham.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Visiting Whatcom Falls Park and Skyline Divide will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Fairhaven Historic District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellingham: Heliotrope Ridge Trail (in Glacier) and Point Whitehorn Marine Park (in Blaine). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Stimpson Family Nature Preserve, admire the sheer force of Nooksack Falls, shop like a local with Jansen Art Center, and grab your bike and head to Interurban Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bellingham online trip maker.

Getting from Anacortes to Bellingham by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Bellingham are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

North Cascades National Park

— 3 nights
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Escape the urban bustle at N Cascades Hwy and North Cascades National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Washington Pass and Cascade Pass. Change things up with a short trip to Sauk Mountain Trail in Concrete (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Gorge Creek Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the North Cascades National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Bellingham to North Cascades National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in North Cascades National Park can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Leavenworth

— 5 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Mountain Springs Lodge Sleigh Rides. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Chelan and Apple Capital Loop Trail. When in Leavenworth, make a side trip to see Rainbow Falls in Stehekin, approximately Stehekin away. There's lots more to do: trek along Icicle Ridge Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wenatchee State Park, and stroll around Front Street Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Leavenworth trip planner.

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Leavenworth with the Route module. While traveling from North Cascades National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Leavenworth, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Spokane

— 6 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Get outdoors at Spokane Falls and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centennial Trail and Green Bluff. Venture out of the city with trips to Spokane Valley Heritage Museum (in Spokane Valley) and Crawford State Park (in Metaline Falls). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, walk around Riverfront Park, immerse yourself in nature at Riverside State Park, and trek along Iller Creek Conservation Area.

Plan a trip to Spokane easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Drive from Leavenworth to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Spokane sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 59°F at night. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.