39 days in Washington State Itinerary

39 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip builder

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Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Leavenworth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Spokane
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 5 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 7 nights

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Friday Harbor: Eastsound (Jones Island State Park & Orcas Island Pottery) and Moran State Park (in Olga). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage, and admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor trip maker.

Seattle to Friday Harbor is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in May since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 4 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Explore Anacortes' surroundings by going to Woolley Market (in Sedro Woolley) and North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum (in Concrete). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Predators of the Heart, indulge in some personalized pampering at Native Springs, walk around Washington Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Erie Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Anacortes trip planning site.

Ride a ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in Anacortes, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Leavenworth

— 4 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Leavenworth side-trips: Methow Valley (in Winthrop), Apple Capital Loop Trail (in Wenatchee) and Rainbow Falls (in Stehekin). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial, relax and rejuvenate at Alpine Spa at Icicle Village Resort, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ohme Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Leavenworth trip maker.

Drive from Anacortes to Leavenworth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Anacortes in May: highs in Leavenworth hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Spokane.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Spokane

— 4 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Get out of town with these interesting Spokane side-trips: Kamiak Butte County Park (in Pullman) and Colfax (Perkins House & Steptoe Butte State Park). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Spokane Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Church, and explore by horseback at Centennial Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Spokane trip planning site.

You can drive from Leavenworth to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Spokane sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 4 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, stroll through Mount Adams Wilderness, take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, and get outside with Reflection Lakes.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Spokane to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 7 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Explore Olympic National Park's surroundings by going to Merriman Falls (in Quinault) and Dalby Water Wheel (in Union). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ellinor, and hike along Mount Storm King.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Port Townsend

— 5 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Poulsbo Historical Society & Museums (in Poulsbo), Sequim (B&B Family Farm, Dungeness Landing County Park, &more) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, admire the natural beauty at Whitney Gardens and Nursery, admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Madison Creek Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Townsend trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seattle

— 7 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 27th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seattle road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Townsend to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Townsend in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

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.