60 days in Washington State Itinerary

60 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

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Seattle
— 7 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Leavenworth
— 5 nights
Drive
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Spokane
— 5 nights
Fly
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Vancouver
— 6 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bellingham
— 4 nights
Drive
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
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Seattle

— 7 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. Get outdoors at Snoqualmie Falls and Puget Sound Express. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Fall City Wallaby Ranch (in Fall City), Brackett's Landing South (in Edmonds) and Tacoma (Museum of Glass, LeMay - America's Car Museum, &more). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, explore the activities along Green Lake Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, and make a trip to Space Needle.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Seattle. In June, daytime highs in Seattle are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 6 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Rainier and Grove of the Patriarchs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skyline Trail and Box Canyon Loop. Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. On the 10th (Sat), hike the day away at Camp Muir Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, trek along Paradise Loop, and admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Leavenworth

— 5 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Leavenworth Reindeer Farm. Visiting Lake Chelan and Methow River will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leavenworth: Rainbow Falls (in Stehekin) and Methow Valley (in Winthrop). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Front Street Park, contemplate the long history of Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village, identify plant and animal life at Icicle Ridge Trail, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leavenworth trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Leavenworth with the Route module. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Leavenworth, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Spokane

— 5 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Get in touch with nature at Spokane Falls and Steptoe Butte State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Centennial Trail and Riverfront Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Spokane: Spokane Valley Heritage Museum (in Spokane Valley) and Perkins House (in Colfax). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and immerse yourself in nature at Riverside State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Spokane tour planning tool.

You can drive from Leavenworth to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Spokane, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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. Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site and 7 Wonders Creation Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount St. Helens and Beacon Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Beacon Rock State Park (in North Bonneville), Stevenson (Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center & Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail) and Naturescaping Wildlife Botanic Gardens (in Brush Prairie). There's much more to do: hike along Lacamas Park Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Officers' Row, browse the fresh offerings at Esther Short Park, and steep yourself in history at George C. Marshall House.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vancouver trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Spokane to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Spokane in July, plan for slightly colder days in Vancouver, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Olympia

— 5 nights
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Step off the beaten path and head to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Washington State Capitol. Get a sense of the local culture at Hands On Children's Museum and Long Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Ocean Shores (Fusions Gallery & North Jetty) and Staircase Rapids Nature Trail (in Hoodsport). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and hunt for treasures at Farmers Market.

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Getting from Vancouver to Olympia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for little chillier nights in Olympia, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hurricane Ridge and Rialto Beach. Get outdoors at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Ruby Beach. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Rain Forest Nature Trail in Quinault, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Crescent, hike along High Divide, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls, and take a peaceful walk through Quinault Rain Forest.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympia to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Olympia in August, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to 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. Step out of the city life by going to Puget Sound Express and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Step off the beaten path and head to Marymere Falls and Fort Casey State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Townsend: Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island), Admiralty Head Lighthouse (in Coupeville) and U.S. Naval Undersea Museum (in Keyport). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Larry Scott Memorial Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at B&B Family Farm.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Townsend trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. August in Port Townsend sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bellingham.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fairhaven Historic District and Chuckanut Bay Gallery & Sculpture Garden. Explore hidden gems such as Whatcom Falls Park and Sauk Mountain Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellingham: Glacier (Skyline Divide & Heliotrope Ridge Trail). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, walk around Boulevard Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stimpson Family Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bellingham driving holiday planner.

Drive from Port Townsend to Bellingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Townsend in August: highs in Bellingham hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Anacortes.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 3 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Deception Pass State Park, take in the waterfront at Seafarers Memorial Park, and walk around Washington Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Anacortes trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bellingham to Anacortes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Anacortes are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lime Kiln Point State Park and Zip San Juan. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sucia Island State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Friday Harbor side-trips: Moran State Park (in Olga) and Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage, and make a trip to English Camp.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor route maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.