12 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

12 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
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Whistler, Canada
— 1 night
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Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
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Portland, United States
— 3 nights
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Vancouver, Canada

— 1 night

Hollywood North

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 list of things to see and do now includes Kitsilano Pool, FlyOver Canada, Kitsilano Beach, and other attractions. On the 16th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park and then experience the excitement of FlyOver Canada. Keep things going the next day: see what you want with The Vancouver Trolley Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach, and then make a splash at Kitsilano Pool.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vancouver travel route planning website.

San Francisco, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Tours · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Whistler, Canada

— 1 night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lost Lake, Zipline, Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Sea to Sky Highway, admire the sheer force of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally explore the activities along Lost Lake.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Whistler tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in July, Whistler is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Vancouver, Canada

— 3 nights

Hollywood North

Your day by day itinerary now includes Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge as well as Granville Island. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Stanley Park and Grouse Mountain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver day trip planner.

Getting from Whistler to Vancouver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seattle, United States

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
You've now added Beneath the Streets to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Space Needle and Fremont Troll. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kerry Park and Sky View Observatory. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle day trip tool.

Drive from Vancouver to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In July in Seattle, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Portland, United States

— 3 nights

City of Roses

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.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area has been added to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Enchanted Forest Theme Park and Portland Japanese Garden. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge and Lan Su Chinese Garden. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to The Oregon Garden (in Silverton) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's more to do: get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip builder.

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Portland sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.