12 days in Seattle & Vancouver Island Itinerary

12 days in Seattle & Vancouver Island Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
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Victoria, Canada
— 3 nights
3
Nanaimo, Canada
— 3 nights

3
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Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Pike Place Market and Glasshouse Studiofor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, look for gifts at Archie McPhee, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle road trip planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seattle is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Seattle is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect Seattle to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Victoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Royal BC Museum and Miniature World. Popular historic sites such as Craigdarroch Castle and Inner Harbour are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, don't miss a visit to Chinese Cemetery, stop by Beehive Wool Shop, and take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

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Getting from Seattle to Victoria by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in October: highs in Victoria hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Central Saanich
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Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

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Nanaimo, Canada

Nanaimo ©
Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arts Afire Gallery and Robert Held Art GLass. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vancouver Island Military Museum and Parksville Museum. Explore Nanaimo's surroundings by going to Oceanside Village Artists' Gallery (in Parksville), The Vintage Candy Shop (in Qualicum Beach) and Cowichan Valley trail (in Lake Cowichan). There's more to do: look for gifts at Cherub Chocolate and walk around Newcastle Island.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Nanaimo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Nanaimo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Nanaimo sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Parksville, The Vintage Candy Shop, Cowichan Valley trail, Arts Afire Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Newcastle Island ©
Newcastle Island
Vancouver Island Military Museum ©
Vancouver Island Military Museum
Robert Held Art GLass ©
Robert Held Art GLass

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