15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip itinerary maker

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Fly to Portland International Airport, Drive to Goldendale
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Goldendale
— 1 day
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Neah Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 2 nights
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Goldendale

— 1 day
Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. On the 4th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Stonehenge Memorial and then admire the masterpieces at Maryhill Museum of Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Goldendale trip maker.

Salt Lake City to Goldendale is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Goldendale are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Goldendale

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Step out of the city life by going to Ruby Beach and Lake Crescent. Change things up with a short trip to Rain Forest Nature Trail in Quinault (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, and trek along Sol Duc Falls.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Goldendale to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Goldendale in August: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 72°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Neah Bay.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Neah Bay

— 1 night
Neah Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Makah Reservation in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 9th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Makah Cultural and Research Center and then stroll through Cape Flattery Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Neah Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Olympic National Park to Neah Bay takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Neah Bay are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Anacortes.

Things to do in Neah Bay

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 2 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 10th (Tue), walk around Washington Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Anacortes trip tool.

Drive from Neah Bay to Anacortes in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Anacortes are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olga.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 12th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park and then take a tour by water with Outer Island Expeditions.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Olga trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Anacortes to Olga by journey takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Olga can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 13th (Fri): examine the collection at The Whale Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor online travel route planner.

Travel from Olga to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Olga in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Friday Harbor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of History & Industry are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Snoqualmie Falls and Puget Sound Express. Dedicate the 14th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seattle travel planning tool.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Friday Harbor in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

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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.