36 days in Washington State Itinerary

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Vancouver
— 1 night
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Goldendale
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Port Townsend
— 2 nights
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Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 2 nights
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 6 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 9 nights
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Vancouver — 1 night

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. On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site and then let the kids burn off some steam at Leverich Park. On the next day, pick up some local products at Esther Short Park and then relax and rejuvenate at Carson Mineral Hot Springs.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver road trip planning app.

Washington DC to Vancouver is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Vancouver to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Goldendale.
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Goldendale — 2 nights

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 5th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Maryhill State Park, pause for some photo ops at Stonehenge Memorial, then explore the world behind art at Maryhill Museum of Art, and finally experience rural life at Gunkel Orchards Fruit Stand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Presby Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Brooks Memorial State Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Goldendale trip maker tool.

You can drive from Vancouver to Goldendale in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
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Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Rain Forest Nature Trail. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Crescent, and hike along Second Beach Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Goldendale to Olympic National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Goldendale in April: highs in Olympic National Park hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Townsend.
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Port Townsend — 2 nights

Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Puget Sound Express, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Worden State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Marrowstone Point Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse, then identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, and then visit a coastal fixture at New Dungeness Lighthouse.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. In April, daytime highs in Port Townsend are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oak Harbor.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island — 2 nights

Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. On the 13th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Dugualla State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): stroll around Windjammer Park, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Penn Cove Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oak Harbor day trip planning tool.

Drive from Port Townsend to Oak Harbor in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olga.
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Olga, Orcas Island — 6 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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moran State Park and Orcas Island Pottery. Visiting Outer Island Expeditions and Orcas Island Golf Course will get you outdoors. Step out of Olga to go to Lopez Island and see Iceberg Point, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Judd Cove Preserve, take in the waterfront activity at Deer Harbor Marina, take in the awesome beauty at Turtleback Mountain, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Doe Bay Resort & Retreat.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Olga trip builder tool.

Travel from Oak Harbor to Olga in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Olga are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the travel to Friday Harbor.
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Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lime Kiln Point State Park and Zip San Juan. Take a break from the city and head to San Juan Safaris and San Juan Islands Sculpture Park. When in Friday Harbor, make a side trip to see San Juan Island Distillery in Roche Harbor, approximately Roche Harbor away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to English Camp, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and take a tour of Schooners North.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Olga to Friday Harbor takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Anacortes.
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island — 4 nights

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cama Beach State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Roozengaarde Display Garden and Swinomish Casino & Lodge. Go for a jaunt from Anacortes to Sedro Woolley to see Woolley Market about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tulip Town, snap pictures at La Conner Rainbow Bridge, walk around Washington Park, and examine the collection at Anacortes Maritime Heritage Center and W T Preston.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Anacortes road trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. April in Anacortes sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seattle.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Bloedel Reserve. Get outdoors at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Washington Park Arboretum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tacoma (Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Museum of Glass, &more), Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Whatcom Falls Park (in Bellingham). The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at University of Washington, walk around Kerry Park, admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by car from Anacortes to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Washington State travel guide

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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.
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