8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Sequim
— 3 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 2 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: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Alki Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Sequim

— 3 nights
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Sequim: Olympic National Park (Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park, &more). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Sequim Pioneer Memorial Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lavender Connection, and get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sequim road trip app.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Sequim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, Sequim is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, hike along Skyline Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park attractions website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sequim to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sequim in July: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Washington State travel guide

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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.