17 days in Washington State Itinerary

17 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bellingham
— 1 night
Drive
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North Cascades National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stehekin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leavenworth
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive as well as Ruby Beach. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, then cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, and finally trek along Hurricane Ridge.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip planner.

New Orleans to Olympic National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans to Olympic National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Orleans in June: highs in Olympic National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 28th (Mon) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, hike along Paradise Loop, delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, and stroll through Skyline Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Olympic National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bellingham.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Bellingham

— 1 night

City of Subdued Excitement

Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fishing Charters & Tours as well as Adventure Cascades. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, relax and float downstream with Adventure Cascades, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then immerse yourself in nature at Larrabee State Park, and finally hike along Whatcom Falls Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bellingham travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Bellingham with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Bellingham

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

North Cascades National Park

— 3 nights
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Explore North Cascades National Park's surroundings by going to Mt Baker Ski Area (in Glacier) and Cascadian Farm Organic (in Rockport). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Washington Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Ladder Creek Falls, hit the slopes at Mt Baker, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Cascades National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the North Cascades National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bellingham to North Cascades National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stehekin.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Stehekin

— 2 nights
Stehekin is a small unincorporated community in Chelan County, Washington. Your day by day itinerary now includes Stehekin Discovery Bikes. On the 4th (Sun), get outside with Stehekin Discovery Bikes, admire the sheer force of Cedar Creek Falls, and then take in the waterfront at Stehekin Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Rainbow Falls, then hike along Imus Creek Trail, and then explore the activities along Stehekin River.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Stehekin driving holiday planning website.

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Stehekin with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from North Cascades National Park in July: high temperatures in Stehekin hover around 92°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Stehekin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Leavenworth

— 2 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. On the 6th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, then walk around Waterfront Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ride a horse along Mountain Springs Lodge Sleigh Rides, look for gifts at Cup and Kettle, admire the natural beauty at Ohme Gardens, then grab your bike and head to Apple Capital Loop Trail, and finally appreciate the history behind 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Leavenworth vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stehekin to Leavenworth. When traveling from Stehekin in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Leavenworth: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Seattle

— 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.
Fishing Charters & Tours has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Drive from Leavenworth to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Leavenworth in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Washington State travel guide

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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.