9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Belfair
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Beacon Ave S & 27th Ave S
— 3 nights



— 2 nights
Belfair is a census-designated place in Mason County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Belfair State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ellinor.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Belfair trip itinerary maker tool.

Chicago to Belfair is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Belfair. April in Belfair sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Belfair

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip


— 2 nights
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at John's Beachcombing Museum, then kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Hoh River and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Forks trip tool.

You can drive from Belfair to Forks in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Forks can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Forks

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
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 24th (Wed): get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Forks to Friday Harbor takes 5.5 hours. In April in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites


— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pike Place Market and Alki Beach. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Pioneer Square, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Washington State travel guide

Art Museums · 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.