5 days in Washington State Itinerary

5 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State tour builder

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Bus to Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle/Boeing Field, Fly to Chicago Midway



— 2 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.
You've added Space Needle, Anacortes Kayak Tours, Pike Place Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle and then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Anacortes Kayak Tours and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip planner.

Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 74°F and lows are around 57°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Sol Duc Falls and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park travel route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect Olympic National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 50°F. You will leave for home on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Washington State travel guide

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.