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13-Day Washington State Self-Drive Adventure

13-Day Washington State Self-Drive Adventure

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13-Day Washington State Self-Drive Adventure
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With incredible verdant islands, amazing local seafood, heritage craftsmanship, rugged and astounding peaks, quaint mountain towns and world class vineyards, a road trip through Washington state will not only show you the austral highlights you were dreaming of but reveal its own hidden treasures as well on this local trip of a lifetime!

This trip starts and ends in Seattle, or do a one-way between Seattle and Walla Walla.

Customize this experience to be as luxury or minimalist as you want. Let us know your preferred driving daily maximums, total number of travel days, preferred activities and choose to camp out, stay in hand-selected vacation homes or hotels. Our washingtonian expert will help plan the perfect getaway for your exact interests and capabilities. From a 3-day culinary and wine retreat to a three-week action-packed mountain adventure, we have you covered!

Full Itinerary DETAILED ITINERARY >> ITINERARY IN BRIEF >>

Day 1: Drive and ferry from Seattle to Orcas Island (4h Driving/Ferry)

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Depart this morning from Seattle and head north. Enjoy vistas of the snow-capped Cascades as you drive through epic tulip fields upon entering the Skagit Valley. Continue on to the port town of Anacortes where you catch your ferry to cross over to Orcas Island. While on the ferry, keep an eye out for pods of whales, seals and cormorants. Upon arrival at the quaint Orcas ferry dock, unload and drive east to the quiet sanctuary of Doe Bay.

Overnight at Doe Bay in a yurt, cabin or camping.

DRIVING:

  • 3h35m Seattle to Orcas
  • 35mins Orcas to Doe Bay
  • TOTAL drive/ferry time: 4h10m, 119 miles traveled

Meals included: n/a

Day 2: Whale Watching or Kayaking at Doe Bay

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​Enjoy brunch at the incredible Doe Bay cafe where all dishes are made from the local's private garden.

Later, choose to kayak or whale watch for an incredible afternoon in the San Juan Islands!

Meals included: n/a

Day 3: Hike Mt. Constitution and Explore East Sound on Orcas Island

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Today venture up the stunning Mt. Constitution where, from the top, you will be rewarded with stellar views of the surrounding San Juan Islands and the North Cascades back on the mainland.

Afterwards, reward yourself with a refreshing beverage at the Barnacle Bar in East Sound and toast to your final night on Orcas Island.

Meals included: n/a

Day 4: Ferry and Drive to the North Cascades National Park (3h40m Driving)

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Ferry back to the mainland this morning and make your way into the craggy, glacier-studded North Cascades National Park. Depending on what you're looking for, we will help plan the perfect experience and appropriate camp site for you. Fall asleep nestled between electric blue lakes and old growth forests.

DRIVING:

  • Doe Bay to Ross Lake 3h40m total travel time, 109 miles traveled

Meals included: n/a

Day 5: Hike or Canoe in the North Cascades

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Today, based on your preferred activities, you will have the chance to hike or canoe. Stand atop stunning summits while taking in the sea of peaks around you or blissfully paddle along emerald glacial pools as you explore remote mountain beaches.

Meals included: n/a

Day 6: Hike to Cutthroat Lake, Wine and Dine in Winthrop, Methow Valley

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This morning, drive from the North Cascades to Winthrop. Stop along the way for a hike to Cutthroat Lake. For those looking for a more challenging option, continue on to Cutthroat Pass.

Arrive in the old western town of Winthrop and enjoy a wine tasting and amazing dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in hand-selected glamping cabin in Mazama.

DRIVING:

  • 1h20m drive time, 68 miles traveled

Meals included: n/a

Day 7: Hike to Goat Peak Fire Lookout or Bike in the Methow Valley

Choose from a glorious hike to the Goat Peak Fire Lookout or take off on a stunning mountain bike along the Methow Trails. For the ambitious ones, do both!

Overnight in a hand-selected glamping cabin in Mazama.

Meals included: n/a

Day 8: Day at Leisure to explore on your own in Mazama

Take the day to day to explore on your own. Hike, bike, raft, SUP, horseback ride, or rock climb -- its yours to choose! We are happy to help you plan the perfect day based on your activity choice.

Overnight in a hand-selected glamping cabin in Mazama.

Meals included: n/a

Day 9: Drive from Mazama to Frenchman Coulee along the Columbia River (3h Driving)

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Drive from Mazama to Cave B Inn and Spa in Frenchman Coulee while snaking along the picturesque Columbia River. Upon arrival at Cave B, enjoy a hike around the area or relax with a wine tasting.

Overnight at the stunning Cave B Inn.

DRIVING:

  • 3h3m drive time, 163 miles traveled

Meals included: n/a

Day 10: Hike or Rock Climb in Frenchman Coulee

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Hike or rock climb among the ancient basalt columns in Frenchman Coulee State Park.

Overnight at Cave B Inn.

Meals included: n/a

Day 11: Drive from Frenchman Coulee to Walla Walla (2h30m Driving)

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Today, drive from Cave B to Walla Walla through the rolling hills of internationally famed vineyards. Upon arrival in Walla Walla, check-in and head out for an afternoon and evening wine tasting with dinner.

Overnight in the chic and hip Finch Hotel.

DRIVING:

  • 2h21m drive time, 137 miles traveled

Meals included: n/a

Day 12: Biking and Wine Tasting in Walla Walla

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Pedal out today on the Walla Walla State Line Loop, 17 miles of mellow and beautiful terrain cross between Oregon and Washington along the Columbia River.

Freshen up and head out for your final wine tasting and end-of-trip dinner this evening.

Overnight at the Finch Hotel.

Meals included: n/a

Day 13: Drive back to Seattle, or depart from Walla Walla (4h30m Driving)

Say good-bye to Walla Walla as you drive back to Seattle, or depart from Walla Walla.

DRIVING:

  • 4h13min drive time, 272 miles traveled

Meals included: n/a

Pricing

13-Day Washington State Self-Drive Adventure
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NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
EXCLUDES:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)

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