10 days in Canada & Seattle Itinerary

10 days in Canada & Seattle Itinerary

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10 days in Canada & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
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Seattle, United States
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Victoria, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Vancouver, Canada
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
End: Seattle, United States

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Seattle, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field King County International Airport. In December in Seattle, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Victoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Woodland Park Zoo ©
Woodland Park Zoo

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Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour, see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Clover Point Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria tour itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Seattle to Victoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Nature Museums
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Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Clover Point Park ©
Clover Point Park

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 26th (Thu), wander the streets of Gastown and then take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Victoria to Vancouver by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Grouse Mountain
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Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain
Gastown ©
Gastown

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nights
Whistler, Canada

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the world behind art at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont, and finally look for gifts at Oracle Emporium at Whistler.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Whistler journey planner .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in December; daily highs in Whistler reach 31°F and lows reach 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Zipline
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Whistler in December: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 44°F and lows are around 36°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Vancouver to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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