9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State vacation planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Mount Vernon
— 2 nights
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planner.

Springfield to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Springfield to Seattle. In April, daytime highs in Seattle are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mount Vernon.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Mount Vernon — 2 nights

Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 5th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Tulip Town and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roozengaarde Display Garden. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum and then relax and rejuvenate at Native Springs.

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Drive from Seattle to Mount Vernon in 1.5 hours. In April in Mount Vernon, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
Parks · Spas · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

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 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ruby Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

Plan trip to Olympic National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Vernon to Olympic National Park. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Spokane.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Spokane — 1 night

Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Gonzaga University.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Spokane travel planner.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Washington State travel guide

Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
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.