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Itinerary 1: The Cascade Loop Scenic Hyway

The Cascade Loop is a scenic driving tour that begins and ends 28 miles north of Seattle. In just over 400 miles, the Cascade Loop winds through the heart of Washington State, from the Puget Sound, over the Cascade Mountain Range and down into the Columbia River Valley. It follows the Methow River Valley up through the North Cascades National Park before descending into the fertile tulip fields of the Skagit Valley. It crosses dramatic Deception Pass Bridge and travels the length of Whidbey Island before completing the circle with a short ferry ride and drive back to Interstate 5 at Everett.


Day 1: Seattle to Leavenworth
Day 2: Leavenworth to Lake Chelan
Day 3: Lake Chelan to Winthrop
Day 4: Winthrop to LaConner
Day 5: La Conner to Everett, via Whidbey Island (50 miles + a 20 minute ferry ride)

Day One: Seattle - Snohomish - Leavenworth

Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour:
The 73,000-square-foot Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is a Western Washington attraction not to be missed. Along with fascinating interactive exhibits and displays, it offers the only public tour of a commercial jet assembly plant in North America.

Snohomish: The Antique Capital of the Northwest.
Enjoy lunch, take a self-guided Victorian Homes walking tour, and browse through over 450 antique dealers’ treasure troves. Wallace Falls: A moderate hike to the scenic and dramatic 265-foot waterfall through old-growth coniferous forests.

Leavenworth:
Stroll the picturesque main street of this Bavarian village with its unique shops and galleries. Festivals are a part of life here, the most popular being the Autumn Leaf Festival, Oktoberfest, Christmas Lighting Festival and Ice Fest.
Have dinner at one of the many authentic Bavarian restaurants. Optional evening activities: Live theatre under the stars (seasonal), bird watching on Blackbird Island nature trail, outdoor festivals and events year-round. Dinner and overnight: Leavenworth

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