11 days in Seattle, Vancouver & Pender Island Itinerary

11 days in Seattle, Vancouver & Pender Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jacksonville, United States
Drive + Fly:  10 h
1
Seattle, United States
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Pender Island, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
4
Seattle, United States
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  10 h
End: Jacksonville, United States

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night
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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning app.

Jacksonville to Seattle is an approximately 10- hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Seattle. Traveling from Jacksonville in July, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Beaches Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Granville Island and Vancouver Downtown. Family-friendly places like Stanley Park and Kitsilano Beach will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Vancouver to Richmond to see International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Spanish Banks, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, and take a stroll through Gastown.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Vancouver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Pender Island.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple)
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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Pender Island, Canada

Pender Island ©
On the 31st (Fri), explore the activities along Dinner Bay Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden, and then visit a coastal fixture at Active Pass Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Pender Islands Museum, play a few rounds at Pender Island Golf & Country Club, then learn about winemaking at Sea Star Estate Farm and Vineyards, and finally stroll through Mount Noman.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pender Island trip planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Pender Island by car takes about 3 hours. In July in Pender Island, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Pender Island

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Mayne Island
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Japanese Garden ©
Japanese Garden
Pender Island Golf & Country Club ©
Pender Island Golf & Country Club
Mount Noman ©
Mount Noman

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Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and then get curious at Pacific Science Center. On the next day, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seattle holiday website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pender Island to Seattle. When traveling from Pender Island in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

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