31 days in Washington State Itinerary

31 days in Washington State Itinerary

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31 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Durham
+4
bus + train + bus + foot + ferry:  9​h 45​min
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Freeland, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 15​min
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Neah Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Ilwaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
End: Durham

5
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Whale Museum and Island Studios. Get in touch with nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and Pelindaba Lavender Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Friday Harbor: Shark Reef Sanctuary (in Lopez Island) and Olga (Buck Bay Shellfish Farm & Moran State Park). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours and get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor tour planner .

Durham to Friday Harbor is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Friday Harbor is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Durham in August, expect Friday Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Olga, Shark Reef Sanctuary
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Pelindaba Lavender Farm ©
Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park

2
nights
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island

Oak Harbor ©
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Lavender Wind Farm and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oak Harbor road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Friday Harbor to Oak Harbor takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Friday Harbor in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Oak Harbor, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Freeland.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coupeville
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Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Lavender Wind Farm ©
Lavender Wind Farm

1
night
Freeland, Whidbey Island

Freeland ©
Freeland is a census-designated place (CDP) on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington, United States. On the 23rd (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Double Bluff County Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Bluff Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Freeland trip planner .

You can drive from Oak Harbor to Freeland in an hour. When traveling from Oak Harbor in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Freeland, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Freeland

#Parks, #Beaches, #Nature

Side Trip

Langley
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Double Bluff Beach ©
Double Bluff Beach
Double Bluff County Park ©
Double Bluff County Park
Earth Sanctuary ©
Earth Sanctuary

5
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
We've included these beaches for you: Rialto Beach and Ruby Beach. Visiting Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Hurricane Ridge will get you outdoors. When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sol Duc Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Olympic Peninsula, and take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Freeland to Olympic National Park. August in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Neah Bay.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Olympic Peninsula, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

2
nights
Neah Bay

Neah Bay ©
Neah Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Makah Reservation in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 30th (Thu), stroll through Cape Flattery Trail and then steep yourself in history at Makah Cultural and Research Center.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Neah Bay day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Neah Bay with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Neah Bay

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Makah Indian Reservation
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Makah Indian Reservation ©
Makah Indian Reservation

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Westport is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Northwest Carriage Museum and Museum of the North Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Grayland Beach State Park and Pacific Beach State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Ocean Shores Kites in Ocean Shores (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Grays Harbor Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Westport Maritime Museum, and do a tasting at Westport Winery & Vineyards.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Westport trip maker tool .

Getting from Neah Bay to Westport by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Westport

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Westport Winery & Vineyards, Northwest Carriage Museum, Ocean Shores Kites, Museum of the North Beach, Grayland Beach State Park
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Pacific Beach State Park ©
Pacific Beach State Park
Museum of the North Beach ©
Museum of the North Beach
Northwest Carriage Museum ©
Northwest Carriage Museum

2
nights
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Long Beach, then see the interesting displays at Marsh's Free Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Don Nisbett Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cape Disappointment State Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilwaco tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Westport to Ilwaco in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Ilwaco

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Long Beach
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Marsh's Free Museum ©
Marsh's Free Museum
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse

5
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Rainier and Skyline Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Mount St. Helens and Snoqualmie Pass Train Tunnel. Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Rainier National Park: Lake Easton State Park (in Easton) and Ashford Creek Pottery (in Ashford). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs and stroll through Wonderland Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Ilwaco to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Easton, Mount St. Helens, Ashford Creek Pottery
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs

5
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. You'll explore and learn at The Museum of Flight and LeMay - America's Car Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), Ed Munro Seahurst Park (in Burien) and Tolmie State Park (in Olympia). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Glass, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planning site .

Take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Seattle are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Seahurst Beach Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Tolmie State Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls

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