8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Lewiston
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Richland
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Vancouver
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Lewiston

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Richland

Richland ©
Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. On the 15th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Chandler Reach and then contemplate the long history of Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Richland road trip site .

Lewiston to Richland is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Richland

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Chandler Reach
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Chandler Reach ©
Chandler Reach

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row, contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at George C. Marshall House, and finally contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant House. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Columbia Springs, then contemplate the long history of Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial, then steep yourself in history at The Academy, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Esther Short Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vancouver trip maker website .

You can drive from Richland to Vancouver in 4 hours. Traveling from Richland in July, you will find days in Vancouver are little chillier (82°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House

2
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
On the 18th (Thu), get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, take in the history at American Camp, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, admire the masterpieces at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Vancouver to Friday Harbor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in July; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 74°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pioneer Square and Tahoma National Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Renton (Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home & Jimi Hendrix Grave Site). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint James Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Renton, Tahoma National Cemetery
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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