8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
3
Leavenworth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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night
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Forks trip planner .

Minneapolis to Forks is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Forks are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

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Native to Twilight ©
Native to Twilight

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nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 4th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Forks to Olympic National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Leavenworth.

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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): trek along Penstock Trail (Old Pipeline Trail), stroll through Icicle Ridge Trail, then stop by Kris Kringl - The All Around Christmas Store, and finally get to know the resident critters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Leavenworth online journey maker .

You can take a train from Olympic National Park to Leavenworth in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Leavenworth, with lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Seattle.

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Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm

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nights
Seattle

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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, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip website .

Getting from Leavenworth to Seattle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Leavenworth in October since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
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Space Needle
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Pike Place Market

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