9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Goldendale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  5​h 15​min
5
Vancouver
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
End: Seattle

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Goldendale

Goldendale ©
Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Goldendale road trip planning website .

Austin to Goldendale is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In August, Goldendale is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 91°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Goldendale

Parks Nature Museums
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Maryhill Winery ©
Maryhill Winery
Maryhill Museum of Art ©
Maryhill Museum of Art
Maryhill State Park ©
Maryhill State Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the activities along Nisqually River, delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park journey builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Goldendale to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Goldendale in August, things will get little chillier in Mount Rainier National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature
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Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

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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.
Relax by the water at Rialto Beach and Ruby Beach. Get outdoors at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Olympic National Park. There's more to do: explore the activities along Crescent Lake and don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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 25th (Sun): make a trip to English Camp, explore and take pictures at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and then identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Arctic Raven Gallery, then examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and then find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor in 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
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Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
English Camp ©
English Camp

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Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 27th (Tue), contemplate the long history of George C. Marshall House, then see the interesting displays at Pearson Field and Pearson Air Museum, and then take in the pleasant sights at Wintler Community Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Vancouver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, expect Vancouver to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Pearson Field and Pearson Air Museum ©
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House

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