8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Bellingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Richland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park online trip builder .

Los Angeles to Olympic National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for much colder days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 59°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bellingham.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

2
nights
Bellingham

Bellingham ©
Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
On the 20th (Sun), trek along Chain Lakes Loop, stop by Taylor Shellfish Farms, and then grab your bike and head to Interurban Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Tommy Thompson Trail, identify plant and animal life at Predators of the Heart, and then stroll around Blaine Marine Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bellingham trip planner .

You can take a train from Olympic National Park to Bellingham in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Bellingham can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Anacortes, Blaine Marine Park, Taylor Shellfish Farms
Highlights from your plan
Chain Lakes Loop ©
Chain Lakes Loop
Blaine Marine Park ©
Blaine Marine Park
Taylor Shellfish Farms ©
Taylor Shellfish Farms

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 22nd (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seattle day trip app .

Traveling by car from Bellingham to Seattle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Richland.

Things to do in Seattle

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Fishing Charters & Tours
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

3
nights
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 23rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, then do a tasting at Hedges Family Estate, then learn about winemaking at Alexandria Nicole Cellars, and finally identify plant and animal life at Columbia Park. On your second day here, hike along Sacagawea Heritage Trail, then do a tasting at Tucannon Cellars, and then do a tasting at Two Mountain Winery.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Richland trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Richland takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Seattle in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Richland, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Richland

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Benton City, Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Columbia Park, Two Mountain Winery
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Park ©
Columbia Park
Alexandria Nicole Cellars ©
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Two Mountain Winery ©
Two Mountain Winery

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