60 days in Washington State & Tampa Itinerary

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Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 8 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ilwaco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vancouver
— 6 nights
Drive
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Goldendale
— 1 night
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Richland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ellensburg
— 3 nights
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Oroville
— 1 night
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Spokane
— 6 nights
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Clarkston
— 2 nights
Drive to Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport, Fly to Tampa
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Tampa
— 14 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at The Whale Museum and San Juan Historical Society and Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Summit Learning Center and Orcas Island Artworks. Get out of town with these interesting Friday Harbor side-trips: Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound), Orcas Island (Judd Cove Preserve & Turtleback Mountain) and Shark Reef Sanctuary (in Lopez Island). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a tour of Schooners North, admire the majestic nature at Stuart Island State Park, and find your balance on the water with Springtide Paddlesports.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Friday Harbor travel itinerary planner.

Seattle to Friday Harbor is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. November in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.
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Seattle — 8 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.
Get some historical perspective at Pioneer Square and Christ Our Hope Catholic Church. You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Frye Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Renton (Jimi Hendrix Grave Site & Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home), Discover Nature (in Mount Rainier National Park) and Marina Beach Park (in Edmonds). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, enjoy the sea views from West Point Lighthouse, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and see Seattle Art Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In November in Seattle, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Townsend.
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Port Townsend — 3 nights

Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Rothschild House and Port Gamble Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Starrett House Inn and Admiralty Head Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Townsend: Point No Point Lighthouse & Park (in Hansville), New Dungeness Lighthouse (in Sequim) and St. Paul's Church (in Port Gamble). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, and stop by Chimacum Corner Farmstand.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Townsend road trip tool.

You can drive from Seattle to Port Townsend in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Port Townsend can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Ilwaco.
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Ilwaco — 4 nights

Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Get some historical perspective at North Head Lighthouse and Middle Village Station Camp. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Northwest Carriage Museum and Furford Cranberry Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ilwaco: South Bend (Pacific County Historical Society and Museum & Robert Bush Park), Westport (Westport Viewing Tower & Grays Harbor Lighthouse) and Oysterville Church (in Oysterville). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Don Nisbett Art Gallery, enjoy the sea views from Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame, and look for gifts at Adelaide's Coffee House / Tapestry Rose Yarn Shop.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ilwaco online day trip planner.

You can drive from Port Townsend to Ilwaco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Ilwaco are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vancouver.
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Vancouver — 6 nights

Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. Do some cultural sightseeing at George C. Marshall House and Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site. Visit Officers' Row and Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: Naturescaping Wildlife Botanic Gardens (in Brush Prairie), 7 Wonders Creation Museum (in Silverlake) and Chehalis (Claquato Church, Veterans Memorial Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Mount St Helens Creation Center, steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail, and take an unorthodox tour of The Shady Lady.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vancouver day trip planning site.

Drive from Ilwaco to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Goldendale.
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Goldendale — 1 night

Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. On the 11th (Sun), do a tasting at Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery, then admire the masterpieces at Maryhill Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Stonehenge Memorial, and finally take an in-depth tour of Presby Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Goldendale route maker tool.

You can drive from Vancouver to Goldendale in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In December in Goldendale, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Richland.
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Richland — 6 nights

Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hanford Nuclear Reservation and The REACH Museum. Visit Dayton Historic Depot and St. Patrick Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Richland: Yakama Nation Cultural Center (in Toppenish), Barrel Springs Winery (in Prosser) and Wineries Express (in Selah). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Central Washington Agricultural Museum, stroll the grounds of Frenchtown Historic Site, learn about winemaking at Tucannon Cellars, and get engrossed in the history at Yakima Valley Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Richland day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Goldendale to Richland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Richland when traveling from Goldendale in December, with lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ellensburg.
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Ellensburg — 3 nights

Ellensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kittitas County, Washington, United States. Visit South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District and Thorp Mill for their historical value. Roslyn Cemetery and Kittitas County Historical Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Ellensburg with an excursion to Frenchman Coulee in Quincy--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Red's Fly Shop - Day Tours, walk around Irene Rhinehart Riverfront Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest, and stroll through Umtanum Canyon Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ellensburg visit website.

Drive from Richland to Ellensburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Ellensburg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oroville.
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Oroville — 1 night

Oroville is a city located in the northern bulk of the Okanogan Highlands in north-central Washington, United States. On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Old Oroville Depot Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Molson Museum Ghost Town, and then trek along Similkameen Trail.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Oroville visit planner.

You can drive from Ellensburg to Oroville in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Ellensburg in December, expect nights in Oroville to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are little chillier, around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Spokane.
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Spokane — 6 nights

Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes and Perkins House. Visit St. Aloysius Church and Ritzville Carnegie Library for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Liberty Lake Regional Park (in Liberty Lake), Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge (in Cheney) and Pend Oreille County Museum (in Newport). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Barrister Winery, walk around Deer Park Road, learn more about the world around you at Charles R. Conner Museum, and engage your brain at Mobius Discovery Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Spokane trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Oroville to Spokane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Clarkston.
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Clarkston — 2 nights

Clarkston is a city in Asotin County, Washington, United States. On the 28th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Snake Dancer Excursions, do a tasting at Basalt Cellars Winery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Riverport Brewing Co.

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Traveling by car from Spokane to Clarkston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Spokane, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Clarkston, ranging from highs of 4°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampa.
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Tampa — 14 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Sarasota National Cemetery and Philippe Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral and Ca d'Zan for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Venice (Clyde Butcher's Venice Gallery & Studio & Our Lady of Lourdes), The Cottage Art Gallery (in Nokomis) and Homosassa (Pepper Creek Pottery & Old Homosassa Veteran's Memorial). Pack the 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greenwood Cemetery, find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampa attractions planning app.

Explore your travel options from Clarkston to Tampa with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Clarkston to Tampa is 3 hours. Traveling from Clarkston in December, things will get warmer in Tampa: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) 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.
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