8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State tour builder
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Mount Vernon
— 1 night
Drive
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Olympic National Park — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, cruise along Hurricane Ridge, trek along Second Beach Trail, and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Olympic National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Salt Lake City in April, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are little chillier, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Vernon.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Mount Vernon — 1 night

Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 18th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Tulip Town and then admire the natural beauty at Roozengaarde Display Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mount Vernon trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Mount Vernon. In April, daytime highs in Mount Vernon are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seattle.
Parks

Seattle — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle route planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Vernon to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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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.