32 days in Washington State Itinerary

32 days in Washington State Itinerary

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32 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: Fresno
1
Spokane
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Winthrop
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Sequim
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Langley, Whidbey Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
8
Seattle
— 5 nights
End: Fresno

4
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Spokane: Pullman (Charles R. Conner Museum & Bill Chipman Palouse Trail). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll around Riverfront Park, and get lost in a book at Spokane Public Library.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Spokane trip planner .

Fresno to Spokane is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fresno in September, things will get slightly colder in Spokane: highs are around 73°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pullman
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
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Manito Park ©
Manito Park
Bill Chipman Palouse Trail ©
Bill Chipman Palouse Trail
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park

3
nights
Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Winthrop: Cedar Creek Falls (in Mazama) and Stehekin (Stehekin River & Rainbow Falls). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Shafer Historical Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Creek Falls Trail Head, view the masterpieces at Confluence Gallery, and hike along Blue Lake Trai.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Winthrop online journey planner .

Getting from Spokane to Winthrop by car takes about 4 hours. In October in Winthrop, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Winthrop

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Stehekin, Cedar Creek Falls, Confluence Gallery, Blue Lake Trai
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Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Shafer Historical Museum ©
Shafer Historical Museum
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head ©
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head

4
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Explore Mount Rainier National Park's surroundings by going to Johnston Ridge Observatory (in Toutle), Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture (in Ashford) and Coldwater Lake (in Amboy). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, trek along Skyline Trail, admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, and get impressive views of Mount St. Helens.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Winthrop to Mount Rainier National Park. In October in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coldwater Lake, Mount St. Helens, Johnston Ridge Observatory, Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

6
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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip planner .

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequim.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

3
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Sequim: Chimacum Corner Farmstand (in Chimacum), Port Angeles (Kayaking & Canoeing & Olympic Coast Discovery Center) and Fort Worden State Park (in Port Townsend). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at B&B Family Farm, admire all the interesting features of The Lavender Connection, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocky Brook Falls Trail, and head outdoors with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequim road trip website .

Take a bus from Olympic National Park to Sequim in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Langley.

Things to do in Sequim

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Port Angeles, Fort Worden State Park, Rocky Brook Falls Trail, Chimacum Corner Farmstand
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
The Lavender Connection ©
The Lavender Connection
West Coast Spin Doctors ©
West Coast Spin Doctors

2
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Langley, Whidbey Island

Langley ©
Langley is a city in Island County, Washington, United States which is located on the south end of Whidbey Island, overlooking the Saratoga Passage. On the 21st (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Whidbey Island Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Mutiny Bay Distillery, and finally ride a horse along Putney Woods Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Cadee Distillery, brush up on your military savvy at Historic Flight Foundation, then learn about all things military at Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, then browse the range of quality goods at The Star Store, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Double Bluff Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Langley day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Sequim to Langley takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Langley can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Langley

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Historic Flight Foundation, Mutiny Bay Distillery, Fort Casey State Park, Cadee Distillery, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
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Whidbey Island Distillery ©
Whidbey Island Distillery
Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum ©
Fort Casey State Park ©
Fort Casey State Park

4
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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 out of town with these interesting Friday Harbor side-trips: Moran State Park (in Olga) and Eastsound (Orcas Island Pottery, Jones Island State Park, & more). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Serendipity the used book place, get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, and relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

Plan my day in Friday Harbor using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Langley to Friday Harbor in 3 hours. October in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Eastsound, Moran State Park
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, make a trip to Space Needle, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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