10 days in Washington State Itinerary

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Bellevue — 1 night

Beautiful View

French for "beautiful view," Bellevue consistently ranks as one of the country’s best cities to live in.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, then stroll around Downtown Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Bellevue Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Real Life Exhibit Seattle, then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, then stop by Boehms Candies, and finally identify plant and animal life at Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bellevue day trip site.

Phoenix to Bellevue is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Bellevue. Traveling from Phoenix in October, expect nights in Bellevue to be little chillier, around 50°F, while days are much colder, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tacoma.
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Tacoma — 2 nights

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at Washington State History Museum, then hike along 5 Mile Drive & Trails, then make a trip to Chihuly Bridge of Glass, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Discover Nature.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tacoma day trip tool.

You can drive from Bellevue to Tacoma in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hoodsport.
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Hoodsport — 3 nights

Hoodsport is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mason County, Washington, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Olympic National Park (Olympic National Park, Quinault Rain Forest, &more). There's still lots to do: trek along Staircase Rapids Nature Trail.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hoodsport travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tacoma to Hoodsport takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tacoma in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Hoodsport, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Seattle.
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Seattle — 3 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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in nature's colorful creations at Woodland Park and Rose Garden, stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Hoodsport to Seattle takes 2 hours. Traveling from Hoodsport in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Washington State travel guide

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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.