60 days in Washington State Itinerary

60 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State itinerary builder

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Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 9 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 6 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Neah Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Ilwaco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vancouver
— 6 nights
Drive
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Goldendale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yakima
— 6 nights
Drive
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Richland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Clarkston
— 2 nights
Drive to Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport, Fly to Seattle

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at San Juan Safaris and Lime Kiln Point State Park. Appreciate the collections at The Whale Museum and San Juan Islands Sculpture Park. Explore Friday Harbor's surroundings by going to Eastsound (Sucia Island State Park & Orcas Island Pottery) and Moran State Park (in Olga). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, don't miss a visit to Judd Cove Preserve, witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp, and relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor trip 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, Friday Harbor is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 3 nights
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Get some cultural insight at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve and Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Predators of the Heart. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosario Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Anacortes trip itinerary site.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Anacortes by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daytime highs in Anacortes are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Seattle

— 9 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Marina Beach Park. Change things up with a short trip to Discover Nature in Mount Rainier National Park (about 1h 5 min away). Dedicate the 15th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Anacortes to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 19:

Port Townsend

— 6 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Puget Sound Express and Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout. Your inner history buff will appreciate Point No Point Lighthouse & Park and New Dungeness Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to West Coast Spin Doctors (in Sequim), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and U.S. Naval Undersea Museum (in Keyport). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan Co Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Church, don't miss a visit to Admiralty Head Lighthouse, and steep yourself in history at The Starrett House Inn.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Townsend holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Port Townsend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get a bit cooler in Port Townsend: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:

Olympic National Park

— 8 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Relax by the water at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Get outdoors at Sol Duc Falls and Quinault Rain Forest. There's lots more to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, admire all the interesting features of Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, stroll through Ozette Loop Hike, and trek along Hoh River Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Port Townsend to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Neah Bay.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 3:

Neah Bay

— 1 night
Neah Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Makah Reservation in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): trek along Cape Flattery Trail and then contemplate the long history of Makah Cultural and Research Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Neah Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Olympic National Park to Neah Bay in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Neah Bay

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Ilwaco

— 5 nights
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Long Beach and Oysterville Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like North Head Lighthouse and Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Explore Ilwaco's surroundings by going to Grays Harbor Lighthouse (in Westport), Northwest Carriage Museum (in Raymond) and Grayland Beach State Park (in Grayland). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach and steep yourself in history at Middle Village Station Camp.

Before you visit Ilwaco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Neah Bay to Ilwaco in 5 hours. October in Ilwaco sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:

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. Take a break from the city and head to Beacon Rock and Naturescaping Wildlife Botanic Gardens. Get some historical perspective at Officers' Row and Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: The Shady Lady (in Centralia), Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail (in Stevenson) and Claquato Church (in Chehalis). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount St. Helens, steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant House, and indulge your senses at Wine Dirt.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver journey site.

You can drive from Ilwaco to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Vancouver are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goldendale.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:

Goldendale

— 3 nights
Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. Visit Maryhill Museum of Art and Stonehenge Memorial for their historical value. Maryhill Winery and Presby Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Goldendale with an excursion to Idiot's Grace in Lyle--about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: do a tasting at Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Goldendale trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Goldendale takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Goldendale are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Yakima.

Things to do in Goldendale

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Yakima

— 6 nights
Yakima is a U.S. city located about 60mi southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington. Get outdoors at Icicle Ridge Trail and Fort Simcoe State Park. You'll explore and learn at Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village and Kittitas County Historical Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District (in South Cle Elum), Roslyn Cemetery (in Roslyn) and Leavenworth Reindeer Farm (in Leavenworth). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Thorp Mill, learn about winemaking at Treveri, examine the collection at Central Washington Agricultural Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Yakima Valley Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yakima trip planner.

You can drive from Goldendale to Yakima in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Goldendale in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Yakima, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Richland.

Things to do in Yakima

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 24:

Richland

— 4 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. Get some historical perspective at Hanford Nuclear Reservation and Dayton Historic Depot. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Patrick Church and Wine Tours & Tastings. Take a break from Richland with a short trip to Rulo Winery in Walla Walla, about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Chandler Reach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacagawea Heritage Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Richland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yakima to Richland takes 1.5 hours. October in Richland sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Clarkston.

Things to do in Richland

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

Clarkston

— 2 nights
Clarkston is a city in Asotin County, Washington, United States. On the 29th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Basalt Cellars Winery and then head outdoors with Snake Dancer Excursions. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Charles R. Conner Museum and then shop like a local with Artisans at the Dahmen Barn.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Clarkston trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Richland to Clarkston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Clarkston

Museums · Wineries · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 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.