17 days in Washington State Itinerary

17 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State holiday planner

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Bellingham
— 1 night
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North Cascades National Park
— 3 nights
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Stehekin
— 3 nights
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Leavenworth
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Rainier and Comet Falls. And it doesn't end there: hike along Skyline Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Shadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary site.

New Orleans to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Mount Rainier National Park. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for slightly colder days in Mount Rainier National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are colder with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls and then admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge. On your second day here, hike along Ozette Loop Hike, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June: highs in Olympic National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Bellingham.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll through Stimpson Family Nature Preserve, hike along Whatcom Falls Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bellingham online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Bellingham with the Route module. June in Bellingham sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Bellingham

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Get outdoors at North Cascades National Park and Ladder Creek Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near North Cascades National Park: Glacier (Lake Ann Trail & Mt Baker Ski Area). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Washington Pass, explore the activities along Diablo Dam, take a memorable drive along N Cascades Hwy, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gorge Creek Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our North Cascades National Park trip planner.

Getting from Bellingham to North Cascades National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in North Cascades National Park are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Stehekin.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Stehekin

— 3 nights
Stehekin is a small unincorporated community in Chelan County, Washington. Get in touch with nature at Rainbow Falls and Cedar Creek Falls. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Stehekin River, take in the waterfront at Stehekin Landing, stroll through McKellar Cabin Trail, and hike along Imus Creek Trail.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Stehekin itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Cascades National Park to Stehekin. In July, Stehekin is a bit warmer than North Cascades National Park - with highs of 92°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Stehekin

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Leavenworth

— 2 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, get interesting insight from Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at Icicle Ridge Trail. Keep things going the next day: walk around Waterfront Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mountain Springs Lodge Sleigh Rides, then get a taste of the local shopping with Nutcracker Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Leavenworth trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Stehekin to Leavenworth with the Route module. Traveling from Stehekin in July, expect nights in Leavenworth to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 87°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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.
On the 10th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Alki Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Leavenworth to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Leavenworth in July: highs in Seattle hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.