17 days in Seattle & Canada Itinerary

17 days in Seattle & Canada Itinerary

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Start: Nuremberg, Germany
Train + Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
train:  4 h
2
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Calgary, Canada
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
4
Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Edmonton, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 15 min
7
Ottawa, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  10 h
End: Nuremberg, Germany

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Seattle Japanese Garden, Elliott Bay Waterfront, Space Needle, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): walk around Kerry Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Elliott Bay Waterfront, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Tahoma National Cemetery.

Plan trip to Seattle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Nuremberg, Germany to Seattle is an approximately 15- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Nuremberg to Seattle. Traveling from Nuremberg in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Seattle. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Tahoma National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Washington Park Arboretum ©
Washington Park Arboretum

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Vancouver Downtown, Vancouver Lookout, A Wok Around Chinatown, and other attractions you added. When in Vancouver, make a side trip to see Deep Cove in North Vancouver, approximately North Vancouver away.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Seattle to Vancouver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Deep Cove
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Jericho Beach ©
Jericho Beach
Deep Cove ©
Deep Cove

few
hours
Calgary, Canada

Calgary
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Calgary online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Vancouver to Calgary in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Calgary when traveling from Vancouver in August, with lows around 11°C. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Banff Upper Hot Springs, Johnston Canyon, Moraine Lake, and other attractions. On the 24th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, explore the activities along Lake Minnewanka, and then get great views at Surprise Corner. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, identify plant and animal life at Bow Valley Parkway, then trek along Johnston Canyon, and finally head outdoors with Via Ferrata.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in August, plan for little chillier nights in Banff National Park, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Columbia Ice Field
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

2
nights
Jasper National Park, Canada

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maligne Lake as well as Spirit Island. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls, head off the coast to Spirit Island, then explore the activities along Maligne Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Medicine Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): trek along Skyline Trail, explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, and then stroll through Maligne Canyon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park online holiday builder.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake
Spirit Island ©
Spirit Island

1
night
Edmonton, Canada

Edmonton
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edmonton vacation site.

Drive from Jasper National Park to Edmonton in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Edmonton when traveling from Jasper National Park in August, with lows around 14°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Edmonton

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

3
nights
Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
You've added Dooly's, Changing of the Guard, Peace Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parliament Hill and Buildings and Rideau Canal National Historic Site. Discover out-of-the-way places like Notre Dame Basilica and Arboretum (Experimental Farm). There's more to do: take a stroll through ByWard Market and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ottawa tour builder website.

You can fly from Edmonton to Ottawa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ottawa are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market

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