8 days in Washington State & Texas Itinerary

8 days in Washington State & Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park

— 1 night
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 8th (Thu), hike along Second Beach Trail and then trek along Hurricane Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lena Lakes, then stroll through Murhut Falls, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park online journey maker.

Seattle to Olympic National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seattle

— 3 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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and pick up some local products at Pike Place Market.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then look for gifts at Waterloo Records, then explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, and finally hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Texas Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Austin online route planner.

Fly from Seattle to Austin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Austin reach 98°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 15th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · 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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.