8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Port Townsend
— 1 night
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Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night

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Mount Rainier National Park — 1 night

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier and then take in the dramatic scenery at Myrtle Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planning app.

Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Seattle in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Nature · Parks

Olympic National Park — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): trek along Ozette Loop Hike and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalaloch Beach Trail 4.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Townsend.
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Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Port Townsend — 1 night

Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. On the 30th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park, then see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Soak On The Sound.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Townsend online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Oak Harbor.
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Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island — 2 nights

Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Take a break from the city and head to Deception Pass State Park and Tommy Thompson Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Double Bluff County Park and Double Bluff Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Joseph Whidbey State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Lavender Wind Farm, and walk around Fort Nugent Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oak Harbor trip site.

You can drive from Port Townsend to Oak Harbor in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seattle.
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Seattle — 1 night

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 3rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Oak Harbor to Seattle takes 2 hours. Traveling from Oak Harbor in June, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Washington State travel guide

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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.
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