15 days in Canada & Seattle Itinerary

15 days in Canada & Seattle Itinerary

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15 days in Canada & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h
2
Victoria, Canada
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h
3
Seattle, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
End: Whistler, Canada

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 list of things to see and do now includes Granville Island Public Market, Vancouver ChinaTown, Stanley Park, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lighthouse Park and Deep Cove. Do some cultural sightseeing at Point Atkinson Lighthouse and Gastown. Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, engage your brain at Science World, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver online trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Vancouver International Airport and Victoria International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

North Vancouver, West Vancouver
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes British Columbia Parliament Buildings, Victoria Bug Zoo and Miniature World. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Craigdarroch Castle and Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal BC Museum and The Avenue Gallery. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for gifts at The Papery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Vancouver to Victoria in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seattle.

Things to do in Victoria

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

4
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Portland Saturday Market, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and other attractions. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pioneer Square and Saint James Cathedral. For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Pike Place Market. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

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You can ride a ferry from Victoria to Seattle in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In January, daytime highs in Seattle are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Portland
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vancouver online vacation planner .

You can drive from Seattle to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors Tours Parks

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Audain Art Museum. On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Whistler Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Audain Art Museum. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, head outdoors with Whistler Blackcomb Coca-Cola Tube Park, and then get in on the excitement at Whistler Sliding Centre.

Before you visit Whistler, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in January; daily highs in Whistler reach 1°C and lows reach -5°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Whistler

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre ©
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre
Whistler Museum ©
Whistler Museum

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