32 days in Washington State Itinerary

32 days in Washington State Itinerary

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32 days in Washington State Itinerary

Seattle
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Olympia
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Wenatchee
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  45​min
Port Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Travel:  4​h 15​min
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Walla Walla
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Bainbridge Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Orcas Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
Seattle

2
days
Olympia

Olympia
Olympia is the capital of the State of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Haven International, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Olympia Farmers Market, then identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, and then pause for some photo ops at Washington State Capitol Campus.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Olympia travel planner.

Seattle to Olympia is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in June since evenings lows in Olympia dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

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Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Wolf Haven International
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Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Washington State Capitol Campus ©
Washington State Capitol Campus
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Hands On Children's Museum

2
days
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Longmire Springs and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs and then hike along Skyline Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Wenatchee.

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Parks Nature Trails
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Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
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Longmire Springs

2
days
Wenatchee

Wenatchee
Wenatchee is a city located in north-central Washington and is the largest city and county seat of Chelan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pick up some local products at Pybus Public Market and then explore the activities along Lake Chelan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Cheesemonger's Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfront Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Ohme Gardens County Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wenatchee holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Wenatchee. In June, daytime highs in Wenatchee are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Wenatchee

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Leavenworth, Lake Chelan
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Lake Chelan
Lake Chelan
Pybus Public Market
Pybus Public Market
The Cheesemonger's Shop ©
The Cheesemonger's Shop

6
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.
Dedicate the 28th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and stroll through Discovery Park.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Getting from Wenatchee to Seattle by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Museums

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Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
days
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, relax in the rural setting at Purple Haze Lavender Farm, and then try your luck at 7 Cedars Casino. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Salt Creek Recreation Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Marymere Falls, and then learn about winemaking at Harbinger Winery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Angeles tour planner.

Getting from Seattle to Port Angeles by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Port Angeles hover around 68°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Sequim
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Marymere Falls ©
Marymere Falls
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7 Cedars Casino
Harbinger Winery
Harbinger Winery

5
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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, and trek along Second Beach Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Angeles to Olympic National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oak Harbor.

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Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park

2
days
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 9th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the majestic nature at Deception Pass State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oak Harbor vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Oak Harbor. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Fort Casey State Park
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Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park

2
days
Walla Walla

Walla Walla
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): do a tasting at L'Ecole No. 41. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Fort Walla Walla Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Whitman Mission, and then steep yourself in history at Pendleton Woolen Mill Store.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Walla Walla trip generator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oak Harbor to Walla Walla. Traveling from Oak Harbor in July, you will find days in Walla Walla are much hotter (91°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (64°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Bainbridge Island.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Pendleton, L'Ecole No. 41
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Fort Walla Walla Museum
Fort Walla Walla Museum
L'Ecole No. 41 ©
L'Ecole No. 41
Pendleton Woolen Mill Store
Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

2
days
Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and the name of the island in Puget Sound on which the city is situated. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial and then savor the flavors at Island Vintners. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, immerse yourself in nature at Fay Bainbridge Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bloedel Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bainbridge Island trip generator.

Explore your travel options from Walla Walla to Bainbridge Island with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Walla Walla in July; daily highs in Bainbridge Island reach 77°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Orcas Island.

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Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bloedel Reserve
Bloedel Reserve
Fay Bainbridge Park ©
Fay Bainbridge Park

2
days
Orcas Island

Orcas Island ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Orcas Island Pottery and then immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sucia Island State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Orcas Island vacation builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bainbridge Island to Orcas Island. While traveling from Bainbridge Island, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Orcas Island, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Friday Harbor.

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Nature Parks Shopping
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Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Orcas Island Pottery
Orcas Island Pottery
Sucia Island State Park ©
Sucia Island State Park

3
days
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
Friday Harbor is known for nature, museums, outdoors, adventure, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Island Studio, get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Orcas Island to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Traveling from Orcas Island in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in Friday Harbor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Nature
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum
Zip San Juan
Zip San Juan

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