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Washington

Itinerary 1:La Conner to Everett, via Whidbey Island


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

Day Five: LaConner - Whidbey Island

Optional activities:
Whale watching excursions leaving from La Conner and Anacortes, Kayak Tours, Jet Boat tours of Deception Pass, Anacortes Historical Walking Tour & Nautical Museum. Walk across the Deception Pass Bridge, which towers over the swirling water separating Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands. Drive the length of Whidbey Island.

Optional stops:
Oak Harbor: Explore charming restaurants and shops in Old Town and modern-city amenities in newer areas. Windjammer Park offers visitors a hint of the area’s Dutch heritage, a waterfront campground, play areas, a walking trail and a saltwater swimming hole. Greenbank: Quiet, rural town, home of the 522-acre Whidbey Island Greenbank Farm.

Coupeville: The second-oldest town in Washington also draws folks to its Victorian-era homes, fine downtown dining, eclectic shops, the Island County Museum and self-guided history walks.

Fort Casey State Park:
Offering sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the park features, historic battery guns, walking trails, and the Admiralty Head Lighthouse & Interpretive Center. Lighthouse tours available by appointment.

Double Bluff Beach and Useless Bay: Take a stroll, go beachcombing, and whale watching.

Fort Ebey State Park:
The park features 28 miles of trails with stunning views of the Olympic Peninsula. Watch adventurists paragliding and surfing off the coast.

Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens:
Walk among the rhododendrons enjoying miles of trails providing color and beauty. Don’t miss the famous show gardens. Stop in the charming town of Langley for shopping and lunch overlooking the bay before heading to Clinton to catch the ferry 20 minute ride, leaves every half-hour back to Mukilteo, on the mainland just north of Seattle.

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Boat in Deception Pass near Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island
Boat in Deception Pass near Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island

   
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