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9 Day Sample Itinerary

Seattle and Washington State Multi Centre

Wilderness, wildlife and the west coast

The Evergreen State of Washington on the USA's west coast offers visitors an array of experiences from outdoor escapades through the stunning mountain and rainforest landscapes to urban adventures in trendy cities like Seattle.

Start your multi centre experience in the state's second largest city - Spokane - where you can sample local brews on the Inland Northwest Ale Trail, head to the farmers market to pick up a picnic then head out to Riverfront Park and spend a day relaxing by the water, or hit the lively bars and restaurants downtown.

Make your way through the rolling hills, past farming communities and quaint small towns as you head down to Washington's wine region and the beautiful town of Yakima. Visit the historic downtown area where you'll find award-winning wineries and top-notch restaurants serving up locally inspired cuisine. Stroll along the storefronts and explore the boutique shops and distinctive art galleries.

Pass along the Mountains to Sound Greenway crossing over the Snoqualmie Pass and through the wilderness, farms, forests and small communities among the Cascade foothills as you make your way to Tacoma.

Known for its world class glass art and it vibrant city centre, downtown Tacoma is a fascinating mix of old and new. Explore the historic architecture and wander among the eclectic mix of upbeat restaurants and music venues along Sixth Avenue. Ideally located on the banks of the Puget Sound, Tacoma also makes a perfect base for exploring the stunning natural surrounds, from strolling along the beaches to discovering local wildlife that call the Sound home by kayak.

Finish your Washington State adventure with a stay in Seattle. Head down to Pike Place Market for a fantastic foodie experience, discover the enchanting Chihuly Garden and Glass museum, enjoy the view from the top of the Space Needle and enjoy a brew at the original Starbuck's cafe.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Enjoy a cup of coffee at the original Starbucks in Seattle
  • Discover the spectacular mountain, forest and ocean scenery
  • Sample local vintages in Washington's wine region
  • Explore the Inland Northwest Ale Trail

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
9 days
Destination Breakdown
  • Spokane
    2 Nights
  • Yakima
    1 Night
  • Tacoma
    2 Nights
  • 3 Nights
Options
Private basis, Self-Guided

Itinerary Breakdown

  • Spokane

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Discover Spokane's waterways
    • Stroll along the Sculpture Walk
    • Visit the Spokane farmers market
    • Explore the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
  • Yakima

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Sample locally produced wines in tasting rooms throughout Downtown
    • Tour the American Hop Museum
    • Hand-pick fruit from Barrett's orchards
    • Cycle the winery trail and visit a local vineyard
  • Tacoma

    Itinerary Highlights

    • See the spectacular artwork at the Museum of Glass
    • Head to 6th Avenue for lively bars and trendy stores
    • Hike along the Chinook Pass for impressive views of Mount Rainier
    • Explore the Puget Sound by kayak
  • Seattle

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Stroll through Pike Place Market
    • Visit Chihuly Garden and Glass
    • Stop at the Museum of Pop Culture
    • Catch a Seahawks American Football game
Spokane

From walking tours past historic buildings and a variety of museums, galleries and theatres to a whole host of outdoor experiences, there something going on in Spokane any time of year.  Head out on the Inland Northwest Ale trail to sample local artisan craft brews or discover live music at local haunts such as Zola or The Bartlett in downtown Spokane. Cool off in the spray from the Spokane Falls or hit the rapids along the Spokane River for a white water adventure.

Yakima

The birthplace of Washington State's wine industry the beautiful Yakima Valley is home to over 120 wineries and five American Viticulture Areas in a region of just 70 miles. Head to Downton Yakima to sample some of the local vintages in a wide selection of tasting rooms.
If you are more of a beer fan then Yakima has you covered - the Yakima Valley produces over 75% of the USA's hops and you'll find plenty of local brews to try. Why not head to Berchman's Brewing Company to enjoy a tasting flight and find your new favourite brew.
With 300 days of sun year round, the Yakima Valley is also home to a thriving agricultural community and has the largest variety of produce in the Pacific Northwest. Discover delicious farm to table dining in downtown Yakima or pick your own fruit from the orchards at Barrett’s farm. Visit the farmers market for fantastic fresh produce and artisan bakes.
Discover the vibrant artisan community in Yakima's downtown - from fantastic boutique shopping and distinctive art galleries to the many museums and cultural centres, not to mention the lively bars and broad selection of entertainment options such as theatres, casinos and a host of live music venues. If you are visiting in the summer, be sure to head down to North Front Street on a Thursday night to enjoy one of the many free concerts.

Tacoma

The friendly city of Tacoma offers visitors an array of experiences. Spend a night embracing the entertaining nightlife along Sixth Avenue with its lively bars and upbeat restaurants. Head down to the historic Proctor district with its treelines streets and trendy boutiques and sample some of the dining options available at the area's impressive restaurant scene.

Discover the beautiful glass art throughout the city and stop at the Museum of Glass to watch local artists and students create their own masterpieces at the function hot shop surrounded by amphitheatre style seating.

Explore the history of the region at the Washington State History Museum or stop at America's Car Museum to see classic vehicles and enjoy the rotating exhibits.

Located on the banks of the Puget Sound, Tacoma is also a perfect starting point for exploring the wildlife and natural beauty of the surrounding area from kayaking along the Sound to spot otters and whales to heading out to Mount Rainier National Park to explore the hiking trails.

Seattle

Spend a few days exploring Seattle's many attractions from the intricate glass art of Chihuly Garden and Glass to the iconic Space Needle there is plenty to explore here.

Head down to Pike Place Market where you will find a range of fresh food stalls, artisan stores and some fantastic bars and restaurants.

Hit the Sound Lab at the Museum of Pop Culture where you can test out almost any instrument you can think of.

Learn about all things aviation at the Museum of Flight and join in all the excitement of a Seahawks home game at CenturyLink Field.

Take a hike and visit some of the spectacular tails featuring lakes, waterfalls, mountain and coastal views or take in the unsurpassed view of Elliot Bay and the Central City from Kerry Park.

However you choose to spend your time in Seattle - it’s sure to impress.