8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Long Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Port Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  45​min
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Coupeville, Whidbey Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Portland

1
night
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Long Beach and then kick back and relax at Long Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Don Nisbett Art Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Long Beach trip planner .

Portland to Long Beach is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In October, daily temperatures in Long Beach can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ilwaco, Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

1
night
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, stroll through Second Beach Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Long Beach to Port Angeles in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Port Angeles to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Port Angeles in October since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Seattle in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Friday Harbor, with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Coupeville, Whidbey Island

Coupeville ©
Coupeville is a town on Whidbey Island, in Island County, Washington, United States.It is the county seat of Island County. On the 13th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Double Bluff Beach, examine the collection at Langley Whale Center, and then make a trip to Admiralty Head Lighthouse. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Earth Sanctuary, then do a tasting at Spoiled Dog Winery, and then admire the majestic nature at Double Bluff County Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Coupeville trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Coupeville in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Coupeville can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coupeville

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Langley, Freeland, Greenbank Farm
Highlights from your plan
Double Bluff Beach ©
Double Bluff Beach
Admiralty Head Lighthouse ©
Admiralty Head Lighthouse
Earth Sanctuary ©
Earth Sanctuary

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