8 days in Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Mount Vernon
— 1 night
— 4 nights


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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hurricane Ridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park route planning tool.

San Francisco to Olympic National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 55°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Mount Vernon

— 1 night
Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll around Causland Memorial Park, stroll around Deception Pass State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tulip Town, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Roozengaarde Display Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mount Vernon trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Vernon. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Parks · Nature

Side Trips


— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Kirkland to see ILovekickboxing about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and look and learn at Pacific Science Center.

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Getting from Mount Vernon to Seattle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.