15 days in Port Townsend, Gardiner & Nampa Itinerary

15 days in Port Townsend, Gardiner & Nampa Itinerary

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Port Townsend
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Port Townsend

Port Townsend ©
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Attractions like Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Townsend: Sequim (Purple Haze Lavender Farm, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, &more) and Olympic National Park (Second Beach Trail & Crescent Lake). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Worden State Park, admire the masterpieces at Kelly Art Deco Light Museum, examine the collection at The Rothschild House, and walk around Chetzemoka Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Townsend attractions planning app.

Lodi to Port Townsend is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Lodi, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Port Townsend, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Gardiner.

Things to do in Port Townsend

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Side Trips

Sequim, Olympic National Park
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls


Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Change things up with these side-trips from Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park (Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, Midway Geyser Basin, &more). The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, cruise along Firehole Lake Drive, explore the striking landscape of Old Gardiner Road, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gardiner trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Townsend to Gardiner takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Port Townsend in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gardiner, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Nampa.

Things to do in Gardiner

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Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing


Nampa ©
Nampa is the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho, USA. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, cool off at Roaring Springs Waterpark, and then find something for the whole family at Wahooz Family Fun Zone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Warhawk Air Museum, stroll around Nampa Dog Park, and then explore the activities along Wilson Springs Ponds.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Nampa online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to Nampa in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in July: highs in Nampa hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nampa

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Nampa Dog Park ©
Nampa Dog Park
Wahooz Family Fun Zone ©
Wahooz Family Fun Zone
Roaring Springs Waterpark ©
Roaring Springs Waterpark