42 days in Washington State Itinerary

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Spokane
— 3 nights
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Winthrop
— 4 nights
Drive
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Leavenworth
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 4 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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Spokane — 3 nights

Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Get out of town with these interesting Spokane side-trips: Riverside State Park (in Nine Mile Falls), Spokane Valley Heritage Museum (in Spokane Valley) and Steptoe Butte State Park (in Colfax). There's lots more to do: walk around Manito Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Iller Creek Conservation Area, and stop by Paradise Fibers, Inc.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Spokane travel route planner.

Dallas to Spokane is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Spokane. While traveling from Dallas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Spokane, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Winthrop.
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Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Winthrop — 4 nights

Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Explore Winthrop's surroundings by going to Rainbow Falls (in Stehekin), North Cascades National Park (Washington Pass & Blue Lake Trail) and Cedar Creek Falls (in Mazama). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Methow Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Methow River, take an in-depth tour of Shafer Historical Museum, and explore and take pictures at Slate Peak.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Winthrop trip tool.

You can drive from Spokane to Winthrop in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daytime highs in Winthrop are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Leavenworth.
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Leavenworth — 5 nights

Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. When in Leavenworth, make a side trip to see Apple Capital Loop Trail in Wenatchee, approximately Wenatchee away. There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore by horseback at Leavenworth Sleigh Rides, trek along Penstock Trail (Old Pipeline Trail), and do a tasting at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Leavenworth trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Winthrop to Leavenworth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Winthrop in July, expect nights in Leavenworth to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

Mount Rainier National Park — 5 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. On the 13th (Wed), hike the day away at Camp Muir Trail. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, stroll through Skyline Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, and trek along Box Canyon Loop.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Leavenworth to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Leavenworth in July, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

Olympic National Park — 7 nights

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, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, hike along Sol Duc Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip app.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Townsend.
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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 20:

Port Townsend — 3 nights

Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Townsend: Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Sequim (Graysmarsh Berry Farm, B&B Family Farm, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express and admire the majestic nature at Fort Flagler State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Townsend route planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Olga.
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Olga, Orcas Island — 4 nights

Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. Change things up with a short trip to Sucia Island State Park in Eastsound (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Orcas Island Pottery, admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park, see what you can catch with Outer Island Expeditions, and experience rural life at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Olga driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Port Townsend to Olga in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Olga can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 4 nights

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 wildlife, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, walk around Reuben Tarte Memorial Park, get a taste of life in the country at Horseshu Guest Ranch, and admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip itinerary website.

Traveling by journey from Olga to Friday Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Olga in July since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Seattle — 6 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.
Dedicate the 5th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seattle journey builder tool.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Friday Harbor in July since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:

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.
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