60 days in Washington State Itinerary

60 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip itinerary planner

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Spokane
— 4 nights
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Leavenworth
— 6 nights
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North Cascades National Park
— 4 nights
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Bellingham
— 6 nights
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 5 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 5 nights
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Coupeville, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
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Port Townsend
— 4 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
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Neah Bay
— 1 night
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Long Beach
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 7 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
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Spokane

— 4 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Step out of the city life by going to Coeur d'Alene Lake and Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Manito Park and North Idaho Centennial Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Spokane side-trips: Emerald Creek Garnet Area (in Saint Maries), Heyburn State Park (in Plummer) and Circling Raven Golf Club (in Worley). The adventure continues: admire the architecture and history at Old Mission State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Riverside State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Spokane Natural Area, and admire the engineering at Falls Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Spokane driving holiday planner.

Denver to Spokane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. July in Spokane sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Leavenworth

— 6 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Shop till you drop at Apple Annie's Antique Gallery and Cured By Visconti. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest. Change things up with these side-trips from Leavenworth: Chelan (Beebe Bridge Park, Tsillan Cellars Winery, &more), Manson (Wapato Point Cellars & Tildio Winery) and East Wenatchee (Daroga State Park & Martin Scott Winery). There's lots more to do: hike along Icicle Ridge Trail, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the majestic nature at Lake Wenatchee State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Penstock Trail (Old Pipeline Trail).

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Leavenworth trip website.

You can drive from Spokane to Leavenworth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

North Cascades National Park

— 4 nights
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like N Cascades Hwy and Ladder Creek Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Washington Pass and Lake Ann Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Glacier (Picture Lake & Table Mountain Glacier), Artist Point (in Deming) and Rockport State Park (in Rockport). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of North Cascades National Park, trek along Maple Pass Loop, explore the activities along Stehekin River, and get great views at Diablo Lake Vista Point.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the North Cascades National Park trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Leavenworth to North Cascades National Park with the Route module. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Leavenworth in July: highs in North Cascades National Park hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bellingham.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bellingham

— 6 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Fairhaven Historic District and Bellingham Farmers Market. Escape the urban bustle at Whatcom Falls Park and Stimpson Family Nature Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellingham: Blaine (Blaine Marine Park, Peace Arch State Park, &more), Glacier (Skyline Divide & Heliotrope Ridge Trail) and Eagle Haven Winery (in Sedro Woolley). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a memorable drive along Chuckanut Drive, trek along Cascade Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Mount Baker Scenic Byway.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Bellingham trip site.

You can drive from North Cascades National Park to Bellingham in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Olga.

Things to do in Bellingham

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Olga, Orcas Island

— 5 nights
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. Head to Darvill's Bookstore and Orcas Island Artworksfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Outer Island Expeditions and Moran State Park. Take a break from Olga with a short trip to Sucia Island State Park in Eastsound, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Orcas Island Pottery, step off the mainland to explore The Orcas Island Historical Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Turtleback Mountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Orcas Island Trail Rides.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Olga driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bellingham to Olga in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Olga are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lime Kiln Point State Park and Cattle Point. Head to San Juan Island Farmers Market and Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harborfor some retail therapy. Explore Friday Harbor's surroundings by going to Lopez Island (Spencer Spit State Park & Shark Reef Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, and learn about winemaking at San Juan Vineyards.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor trip planner.

Travel from Olga to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Olga in July, Friday Harbor is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 5 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Deception Pass State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Head to Samish Bay Cheese and Nasty Jack's Antiquesfor plenty of shopping. Explore Anacortes' surroundings by going to Mount Vernon (Schuh Farms & Skagit Wildlife Area) and Iverson Spit Waterfront Preserve (in Camano Island). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rosario Beach, walk around Washington Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Predators of the Heart, and explore the activities along Cranberry Lake.

Make your Anacortes itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Anacortes can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coupeville.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Coupeville, Whidbey Island

— 1 night
Coupeville is a town on Whidbey Island, in Island County, Washington, United States.It is the county seat of Island County. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coupeville day trip site.

You can travel from Anacortes to Coupeville in an hour. Traveling from Anacortes in August, expect nights in Coupeville to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Coupeville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Port Townsend

— 4 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Do your shopping at Boehm's Chocolates and Port Townsend Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Puget Sound Express and Fort Worden State Park. Explore Port Townsend's surroundings by going to White Horse Golf Club (in Kingston), Poulsbo (Front Street Gallery, Central Market, &more) and Sequim (West Coast Spin Doctors, Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, &more). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Larry Scott Memorial Trail, relax in the rural setting at Finnriver Orchard & Cider Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at Soak On The Sound, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Port Townsend Brewing Co.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Townsend day trip site.

Getting from Coupeville to Port Townsend by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 6 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Olympic National Park side-trips: Merriman Falls (in Quinault), Dalby Water Wheel (in Union) and Staircase Rapids Nature Trail (in Hoodsport). There's much more to do: hike along Sol Duc Falls, stroll through Second Beach Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Storm King.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Townsend to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Neah Bay.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Neah Bay

— 1 night
Neah Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Makah Reservation in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Shi Shi Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Flattery, then hike along Cape Flattery Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Makah Cultural and Research Center.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Neah Bay online journey maker.

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 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Neah Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Long Beach

— 2 nights
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Clark's Dismal Nitch, trek along Cathedral Tree Trail, then visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia, then visit a coastal fixture at North Head Lighthouse, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Cape Disappointment State Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, trek along Discovery Trail, take an in-depth tour of Cranberry Museum, then trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Long Beach trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Neah Bay to Long Beach takes 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Long Beach can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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.
Visit Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Point Defiance Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Chihuly Bridge of Glass (in Tacoma) and Olympia (Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Farmers Market, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, and walk around Kerry Park.

Plan trip to Seattle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Long Beach to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Long Beach in August, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 80°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 4 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Rainier and Grove of the Patriarchs. Escape the urban bustle at Skyline Trail and Paradise Valley. There's much more to do: hike along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Myrtle Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Box Canyon Loop.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in August, plan for little chillier nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.