15 days in Washington State Itinerary

15 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Goldendale
— 1 night
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Spokane
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Olga, Orcas Island

— 1 night
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. On the 25th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at Doe Bay Resort & Retreat and then admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Orcas Island Pottery and then see majestic marine mammals with Outer Island Expeditions.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Olga trip itinerary builder tool.

Seattle to Olga is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Olga, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Adventure · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lime Kiln Point State Park and English Camp. When in Friday Harbor, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Anacortes, approximately Anacortes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Whale Museum, relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage, and get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

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Travel from Olga to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. In September in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

Seattle

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bruce Lee Grave Site and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Snoqualmie to see Snoqualmie Falls about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sky View Observatory, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, explore the activities along Green Lake Park, and walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

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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 September since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 4th (Mon), trek along Skyline Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Goldendale.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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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 5th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Stonehenge Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of Maryhill Museum of Art, and then do a tasting at Maryhill Winery.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Goldendale travel route builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Goldendale. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Goldendale, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Goldendale

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
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Spokane

— 1 night
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): walk around Manito Park, stroll around Riverfront Park, and then stop by Paradise Fibers, Inc.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Spokane trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Goldendale to Spokane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Goldendale in October: high temperatures in Spokane hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. We've included these beaches for you: Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Crescent.

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

Traveling by flight from Spokane to Olympic National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Washington State travel guide

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Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
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.