15 days in Pacific Northwest, Vancouver & Victoria Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest, Vancouver & Victoria Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Friday Harbor, United States
— 1 night
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Ferry to Fifth at Ocean, Bus to Douglas at Fort, Fly to Vancouver
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Vancouver, Canada
— 1 day
Fly
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Victoria, Canada
— 1 day
Ferry
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Seattle, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kelso, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Seattle, United States
— 1 night
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Seattle, United States

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Space Needle and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip maker tool.

Saint Louis to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Saint Louis to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in September, you will find days in Seattle are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Friday Harbor, United States

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lime Kiln Point State Park, Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor and Cattle Point. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, look for gifts at Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor, and then explore the striking landscape at Cattle Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in September since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Vancouver, Canada

— 1 day

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 day by day itinerary now includes Vancouver Seawall, Gem Chocolates and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Gem Chocolates, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, walk around Stanley Park, don't miss a visit to Vancouver Lookout, then wander the streets of Gastown, and finally explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Vancouver by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Vancouver sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Victoria, Canada

— 1 day

Garden City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, then explore and take pictures at The Butchart Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria day trip tool.

You can fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Victoria are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Seattle.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Seattle, United States

— 1 night

Emerald City

Discovery Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Wed), walk around Discovery Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Victoria to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria in September, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors
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Mount Rainier National Park, United States

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Valley, then hike along Skyline Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River and then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park online visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in September since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Portland, United States

— 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Portland, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kelso.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Kelso, United States

— 2 nights
Kelso is a city in southwest Washington State, United States, and is the county seat of Cowlitz County. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get outside with Sasquatch Adventures and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount St. Helens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Fish the West With Mike West, then get engrossed in the history at Historic Courthouse Museum, then walk around Columbia View Park, and finally explore the activities along Lake Sacajawea Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kelso planning tool.

You can drive from Portland to Kelso in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Kelso

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, United States

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 14th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Cannon Beach Gallery, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kelso to Cannon Beach in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic National Park, United States

— 1 night
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Seattle, United States

— 1 night

Emerald City

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in Seattle. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks
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