15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 5 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly

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Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 29th (Sun) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. There's much more to do: trek along Skyline Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Valley, and admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park vacation planner.

San Diego to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Seattle

— 5 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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 61°F in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 2 nights
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.
On the 6th (Mon), wander the wide-open spaces of Horseshu Guest Ranch and then get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a tour of Schooners North.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Friday Harbor. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Olga.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

Olga, Orcas Island

— 1 night
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Turtleback Mountain and then admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Olga trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Friday Harbor to Olga takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Olga can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Olga

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Olga to Olympic National Park takes 5.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Washington State travel guide

4.2
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.