31 days in Washington State Itinerary

31 days in Washington State Itinerary

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31 days in Washington State Itinerary

Columbus
Fly:  8​h
Spokane
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Winthrop
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Long Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Forks
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h
Orcas Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 45​min
Columbus

2
days
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city in the state of Washington, in the northwestern United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Riverfront Park. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then admire the natural beauty at Manito Park.

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Columbus to Spokane is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Columbus to Spokane due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Columbus in September since evenings lows in Spokane dip to 47°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Winthrop.

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Liberty Lake Farmers Market
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Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Manito Park
Manito Park
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes

2
days
Winthrop

Winthrop
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. On the 1st (Sun), trot along with a tour on horseback, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then stop by Shotgun Nellie’s. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Shafer Historical Museum, play a few rounds at Bear Creek Golf Course, and then examine the collection at North Cascade Smokejumper Base.

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Getting from Spokane to Winthrop by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

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Bear Creek Golf Course
Bear Creek Golf Course
Shafer Historical Museum ©
Shafer Historical Museum
North Cascade Smokejumper Base
North Cascade Smokejumper Base

1
day
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): trek along Skyline Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

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Explore your travel options from Winthrop to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Long Beach.

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Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail

2
days
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Don Nisbett Art Gallery and then kick back and relax at Long Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Disappointment State Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Long Beach. In October, daily temperatures in Long Beach can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Forks.

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

3
days
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Flattery Trail and La Push Beach. When in Forks, make a side trip to see Makah Cultural and Research Center in Neah Bay, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Third Beach and see the interesting displays at Forks Timber Museum.

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You can drive from Long Beach to Forks in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Neah Bay, La Push
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Cape Flattery Trail ©
Cape Flattery Trail
Forks Chamber Of Commerce ©
Forks Chamber Of Commerce

4
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hurricane Ridge and Crescent Lake. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, hike along Second Beach Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls.

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Explore your travel options from Forks to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

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Olympic Peninsula
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

3
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Snoqualmie Falls. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library-Central Library, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

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You can fly from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

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Parks Outdoors Nature

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Bloedel Reserve, Snoqualmie Falls
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Falls
Sky View Observatory
Sky View Observatory

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Whale Museum and Pelindaba Lavender Farm. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park, admire all the interesting features of Schooners North, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, and take in the exciting artwork at Island Studio.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Friday Harbor holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect Friday Harbor to be a bit cooler, temps between 57°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Orcas Island.

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Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Pelindaba Lavender Farm
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

3
days
Orcas Island

Orcas Island ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moran State Park and Orcas Island Pottery. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Sucia Island State Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orcas Island custom trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Anacortes.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

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Mt Constitution
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Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Sucia Island State Park ©
Sucia Island State Park
Orcas Island Pottery
Orcas Island Pottery

4
days
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes ©
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mt Erie Park. Get out of town with these interesting Anacortes side-trips: Bellingham (Whatcom Falls Park & Fairhaven Historic District). The adventure continues: stroll through Washington Park, hike along Tommy Thompson Trail, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Anacortes itinerary maker.

Getting from Orcas Island to Anacortes by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. October in Anacortes sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Parks Trails Outdoors

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Bellingham
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Washington Park ©
Washington Park
Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park
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Cap Sante Park

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