8 days in Bellingham & Phoenix Itinerary

8 days in Bellingham & Phoenix Itinerary

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8 days in Bellingham & Phoenix Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Bellingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  27​h
2
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  27​h
End: Bellingham

2
nights
Bellingham

Bellingham ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nooksack Falls and South Bay Trail. Get outdoors at Mount Erie Park and Larrabee State Park. Take a break from Bellingham with a short trip to Cap Sante Park in Anacortes, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Chuckanut Drive, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Life Center, and look for gifts at Village Books.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Bellingham planner .

Seattle to Bellingham is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bellingham, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Anacortes
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Nooksack Falls ©
Nooksack Falls
Mount Erie Park ©
Mount Erie Park
Larrabee State Park ©
Larrabee State Park

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Pleasant Regional Park and KOLI Equestrian Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area and Cholla Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Three Mile Wash (in Roosevelt) and Spur Cross Ranch (in Cave Creek). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, stop by See's Candies, and buy something for everyone on your list at Brass Armadillo Antique Mall.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Phoenix journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Bellingham to Phoenix takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bellingham to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Bellingham in September: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 99°F and lows are around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

See's Candies, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Three Mile Wash, KOLI Equestrian Center, Spur Cross Ranch
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KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
Spur Cross Ranch ©
Spur Cross Ranch
Lake Pleasant Regional Park ©
Lake Pleasant Regional Park

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