60 days in Washington State Itinerary

60 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

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Seattle
— 7 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Leavenworth
— 5 nights
Drive
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Spokane
— 5 nights
Fly
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Vancouver
— 6 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bellingham
— 4 nights
Drive
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Brackett's Landing South. Get outdoors at Snoqualmie Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien), Tacoma (Museum of Glass, LeMay - America's Car Museum, &more) and Fall City Wallaby Ranch (in Fall City). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, explore the activities along Green Lake Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Seattle. In June, daytime highs in Seattle are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 6 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Rainier and Discover Nature. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skyline Trail and Narada Falls. On the 10th (Sat), hike the day away at Camp Muir Trail. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Box Canyon Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls, and trek along Paradise Loop.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in July, Mount Rainier National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Leavenworth

— 5 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Front Street Park. Visiting Lake Chelan and Methow Valley will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leavenworth: Methow River (in Winthrop) and Rainbow Falls (in Stehekin). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, contemplate the long history of Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village, identify plant and animal life at Icicle Ridge Trail, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leavenworth trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Leavenworth with the Route module. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Leavenworth, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Spokane

— 5 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Get in touch with nature at Spokane Falls and Riverside State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Centennial Trail and Riverfront Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Spokane: Spokane Valley Heritage Museum (in Spokane Valley) and Colfax (Perkins House & Steptoe Butte State Park). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, make a trip to Monroe Street Bridge, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and hike along Iller Creek Conservation Area.

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You can drive from Leavenworth to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Vancouver

— 6 nights
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site and Officers' Row are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount St. Helens and Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Naturescaping Wildlife Botanic Gardens (in Brush Prairie), 7 Wonders Creation Museum (in Silverlake) and North Bonneville (Beacon Rock & Beacon Rock State Park). There's still lots to do: trek along Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lacamas Park Trail, contemplate the long history of George C. Marshall House, and browse the fresh offerings at Esther Short Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vancouver trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Spokane to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Spokane, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Olympia

— 5 nights
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Step off the beaten path and head to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and North Jetty. Get a sense of the local culture at Hands On Children's Museum and Long Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Staircase Rapids Nature Trail (in Hoodsport) and Fusions Gallery (in Ocean Shores). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for treasures at Farmers Market, and pause for some photo ops at Washington State Capitol.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Olympia trip planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Olympia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vancouver in July since evenings lows in Olympia dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 8 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hurricane Ridge and Rialto Beach. Get outdoors at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Ruby Beach. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Rain Forest Nature Trail in Quinault, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, trek along Hoh River Trail, stroll through Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympia to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Olympia in August, you will find days in Olympic National Park are little chillier (72°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Port Townsend

— 5 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Puget Sound Express and Fort Casey State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Marymere Falls and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Townsend: Admiralty Head Lighthouse (in Coupeville), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and U.S. Naval Undersea Museum (in Keyport). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Larry Scott Memorial Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at B&B Family Farm.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Townsend trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. August in Port Townsend sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bellingham.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellingham

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Fairhaven Historic District and Chuckanut Bay Gallery & Sculpture Garden. Explore hidden gems such as Whatcom Falls Park and Stimpson Family Nature Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellingham: Glacier (Skyline Divide & Heliotrope Ridge Trail) and Sauk Mountain Trail (in Concrete). It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and walk around Boulevard Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bellingham trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Port Townsend to Bellingham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Port Townsend, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bellingham, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Anacortes.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 3 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Deception Pass State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve in Coupeville (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Washington Park and take in the waterfront at Seafarers Memorial Park.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Anacortes trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Bellingham to Anacortes in an hour. Another option is to take a shuttle. August in Anacortes sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lime Kiln Point State Park and Orcas Island Pottery. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Moran State Park. When in Friday Harbor, make a side trip to see Sucia Island State Park in Eastsound, approximately Eastsound away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, make a trip to English Camp, see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor route maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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.