30 days in Washington State Itinerary

30 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip itinerary planner

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Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 2 nights
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 2 nights
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North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Leavenworth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Goldendale
— 1 night
Drive
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Spokane
— 3 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Long Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Ocean Shores
— 2 nights
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Neah Bay
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights

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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.
Shop till you drop at Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor and Island Studios. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to English Camp and The Whale Museum. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with San Juan Safaris, get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor online attractions 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. Traveling from Seattle in September, plan for little chillier nights in Friday Harbor, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the travel to Olga.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Olga, Orcas Island

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see what you can catch with Outer Island Expeditions, then make a trip to Orcas Island Pottery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Turtleback Mountain. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Orcas Island Artworks, admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Olga route planner.

Traveling by journey from Friday Harbor to Olga takes 1.5 hours. In September in Olga, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Anacortes.

Things to do in Olga

Adventure · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 2 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll around Washington Park, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get outside with Catchmore Charters. On the next day, explore the activities along Deception Pass State Park, admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Native Springs.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Anacortes online trip builder.

Traveling by journey from Olga to Anacortes takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Olga in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Anacortes, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

North Cascades National Park

— 1 night
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Washington Pass and then admire all the interesting features of N Cascades Hwy.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read North Cascades National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Anacortes to North Cascades National Park in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Leavenworth

— 3 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Waterfront Park and Benson Vineyards Estate Winery. For shopping fun, head to Kris Kringl - Where It's Christmas All Year Long! or Apple Annie's Antique Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Leavenworth: Chelan (Lake Chelan & Tunnel Hill Winery). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Front Street Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and do a tasting at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Leavenworth online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Cascades National Park to Leavenworth. In September, daily temperatures in Leavenworth can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Goldendale.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Wineries · Shopping · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Goldendale

— 1 night
Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Maryhill State Park, pause for some photo ops at Stonehenge Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at Maryhill Museum of Art, and finally learn about winemaking at Maryhill Winery.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Goldendale day trip app.

Getting from Leavenworth to Goldendale by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Leavenworth in September, things will get a bit warmer in Goldendale: highs are around 80°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Goldendale

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Spokane

— 3 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Manito Park and Riverfront Park. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Green Bluff, do a tasting at Barrister Winery, take in the views from Monroe Street Bridge, and stop by Paradise Fibers, Inc.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Spokane trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Goldendale to Spokane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Goldendale in September: highs in Spokane hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Myrtle Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, then delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, and then trek along Nisqually Vista Loop.

You can plan Mount Rainier National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Spokane to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Long Beach

— 1 night
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stop by Adelaide's Coffee House / Tapestry Rose Yarn Shop, admire the majestic nature at Cape Disappointment State Park, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Long Beach itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Long Beach with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ocean Shores.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks · Beaches · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Ocean Shores

— 2 nights
Ocean Shores is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. On the 20th (Mon), walk around Damon Point, enjoy the sand and surf at North Jetty, and then look for gifts at Ocean Shores Kites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Fusions Gallery, try your luck at Quinault Beach Casino, and then learn about winemaking at Cranberry Road Winery & Bog Water Brewing Company.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocean Shores online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Long Beach to Ocean Shores takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ocean Shores are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Neah Bay.

Things to do in Ocean Shores

Shopping · Parks · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Neah Bay

— 1 night
Neah Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Makah Reservation in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): hike along Cape Flattery Trail, steep yourself in history at Makah Cultural and Research Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shi Shi Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Neah Bay online trip planner.

You can drive from Ocean Shores to Neah Bay in 3.5 hours. September in Neah Bay sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Neah Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Explore hidden gems such as Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Ruby Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Quinault (Rain Forest Nature Trail & Merriman Falls). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Quinault Rain Forest, explore the activities along Lake Crescent, stroll through Sol Duc Falls, and make a trip to Hurricane Ridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Neah Bay to Olympic National Park takes 2 hours. September in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:

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 Sky View Observatory and Snoqualmie Falls. Head to Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glassfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

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.