9 days in North Cascades Itinerary

9 days in North Cascades Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Cascades holiday maker

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Make it your trip
Fly to Seattle, Shuttle to Anacortes
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bellingham
— 4 nights
Drive
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North Cascades National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to McCarran International Airport

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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 2 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Anacortes is known for wildlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll around Cap Sante Park, stop by Olive Shoppe Ginger Grater la Conner, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Erie Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Anacortes trip builder app.

Las Vegas to Anacortes is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Anacortes to be little chillier, around 45°F, while days are cooler, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Bellingham.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Blaine Marine Park in Blaine (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: trek along Whatcom Falls Park, see the interesting displays at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, walk around Lake Padden Park, and wander the streets of Fairhaven Historic District.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bellingham trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Anacortes to Bellingham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Bellingham

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

North Cascades National Park

— 2 nights
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 8th (Fri), stroll through Maple Pass Loop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Washington Pass, and then get great views at Diablo Lake Vista Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the engineering at Diablo Dam and then cruise along N Cascades Hwy.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read North Cascades National Park travel tool.

Traveling by car from Bellingham to North Cascades National Park takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails