9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Goldendale
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Forks
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Goldendale

Goldendale ©
Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Goldendale holiday planning app .

Chicago to Goldendale is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Goldendale, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Goldendale

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Columbia Hills State Park, Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery, Schreiner Farms
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Hills State Park ©
Columbia Hills State Park
Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery ©

2
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ruby Beach and Second Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Rialto Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Third Beach and examine the collection at John's Beachcombing Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Forks online tour planner .

Drive from Goldendale to Forks in 6.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Goldendale in April: highs in Forks hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Anacortes.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, La Push
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

2
nights
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 6th (Sat), browse the fresh offerings at Anacortes Farmer's Market and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Deception Pass State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Predators of the Heart, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Causland Memorial Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Anacortes road trip site .

Traveling by car from Forks to Anacortes takes 4 hours. In April in Anacortes, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Anacortes

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Deception Pass State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Anacortes Farmer's Market ©
Anacortes Farmer's Market

2
nights
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 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take a stroll through Pike Place Market and then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Anacortes to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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