25 days in Washington State Itinerary

25 days in Washington State Itinerary

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25 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  3​h 45​min
1
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Seattle
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Leavenworth
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Richland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Ilwaco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
Friday Harbor is known for wildlife, nature, museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Serendipity the used book place, explore and take pictures at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and don't miss a visit to English Camp.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor online holiday planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Friday Harbor is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Friday Harbor, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
American Camp ©
American Camp
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pioneer Square and Bruce Lee Grave Site. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Renton (Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home & Jimi Hendrix Grave Site) and Kent (Champion Arms & Tahoma National Cemetery). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Friday Harbor in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kent, Renton, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park

3
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Roslyn Cemetery and South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Apple Annie's Antique Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and do a tasting at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Leavenworth online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Leavenworth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in Leavenworth are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are a bit cooler (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Richland.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Cashmere, South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District, Roslyn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Roslyn Cemetery ©
Roslyn Cemetery

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, then do a tasting at Tucannon Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Chandler Reach, and finally walk around Howard Amon Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Richland road trip planning site .

You can drive from Leavenworth to Richland in 3 hours. While traveling from Leavenworth, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Richland, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Richland

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Benton City
Highlights from your plan
Chandler Reach ©
Chandler Reach
Tucannon Cellars ©
Tucannon Cellars
Howard Amon Park ©
Howard Amon Park

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of George C. Marshall House, then contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, then examine the collection at Pearson Field and Pearson Air Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Officers' Row, contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant House, then steep yourself in history at The Academy, and finally stroll around Esther Short Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver driving holiday site .

You can drive from Richland to Vancouver in 4 hours. While traveling from Richland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House

1
night
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. On the 15th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Disappointment State Park.

Plan a Ilwaco trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Ilwaco takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in August, you will find days in Ilwaco are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ©
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
Cape Disappointment State Park ©
Cape Disappointment State Park

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Westport is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Grayland Beach State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Grays Harbor Lighthouse, and then immerse yourself in nature at Westport Light State Park. On your second day here, walk around Damon Point, ride a horse along Honey Pearl Ranch, and then walk around Robert Bush Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Westport online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Ilwaco to Westport by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Westport are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocean Shores, Robert Bush Park, Grayland Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Damon Point ©
Damon Point
Grays Harbor Lighthouse ©
Grays Harbor Lighthouse
Westport Light State Park ©
Westport Light State Park

4
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. There's lots more to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, hike along Second Beach Trail, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park vacation maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Westport to Olympic National Park. In August, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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

4
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Visit Second Beach and First Beach for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Makah Cultural and Research Center and New Dungeness Lighthouse. Explore Port Angeles' surroundings by going to Forks (John's Beachcombing Museum & Native to Twilight) and Joyce Depot Museum (in Joyce). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at B&B Family Farm, admire the sheer force of Marymere Falls, get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, and go for a stroll along the water at John Wayne Marina.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Angeles trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Port Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sequim, La Push, Forks, Joyce Depot Museum, Makah Cultural and Research Center
Highlights from your plan
First Beach ©
First Beach
Makah Cultural and Research Center ©
Marymere Falls ©
Marymere Falls

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