12 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

12 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
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Victoria, Canada
— 1 night
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Friday Harbor, United States
— 1 day
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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
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Astoria, United States
— 1 night
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Portland, United States
— 2 nights

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Langley National Historic Site and International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple). Discover out-of-the-way places like Kitsilano Beach and Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. There's much more to do: visit Granville Island, stroll around Stanley Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, and take a stroll through Gastown.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver tour planner.

Roanoke, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Roanoke in October: highs in Vancouver hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Richmond, Fort Langley National Historic Site
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Fort Langley National Historic Site ©
Fort Langley National Historic Site

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), walk around Clover Point Park, trek along Scenic Marine Route, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Square Old Burying Ground.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria trip itinerary site.

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. October in Victoria sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
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Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

1
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Friday Harbor, United States

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip planner.

Getting from Victoria to Friday Harbor by combination of bus and ferry takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): walk around Kerry Park and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, admire the striking features of Sky View Observatory, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planning website.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Seattle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Seattle are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls

1
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Astoria, United States

Astoria
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Astoria trip planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 13th (Thu), you're off to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Portland, United States

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Hood and Forest Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Columbia River Highway and Willamette Valley Vineyards. Step out of Portland to go to Drake Crossing and see Silver Falls State Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Portland trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Willamette Valley Vineyards, Mount Hood, Columbia River Highway, Silver Falls State Park
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park

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