8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Trout Lake
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Long Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Detroit

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Trout Lake

Trout Lake
Trout Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Klickitat County, Washington, United States. To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Trout Lake trip itinerary planning app .

Detroit to Trout Lake is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in June: high temperatures in Trout Lake hover around 72°F and lows are around 55°F. You will leave for Long Beach on the 15th (Sat).

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Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): cruise along Long Beach, enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, and then stroll through Long Beach.

Discover how to plan a Long Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Trout Lake to Long Beach in 4 hours. While traveling from Trout Lake, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Long Beach, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Long Beach, North Head Lighthouse
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse

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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 17th (Mon): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour builder .

You can drive from Long Beach to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Long Beach in June, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at WaterWorks Gallery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, then appreciate the extensive heritage of American Camp, and finally see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Friday Harbor at 69°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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

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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 20th (Thu), look for gifts at SeaBear Wild Salmon, immerse yourself in nature at Deception Pass State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Predators of the Heart and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anacortes trip planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Anacortes are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Fort Casey State Park, Deception Pass State Park
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Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Casey State Park ©
Fort Casey State Park

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