18 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

18 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
2
Portland, United States
— 1 night
3
Olympic National Park, United States
— 2 nights
4
Olga, United States
— 1 night
5
Friday Harbor, United States
— 1 night
6
Victoria, Canada
— 2 nights
7
Tofino, Canada
— 5 nights
8
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Bainbridge Island to see Bloedel Reserve about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, stroll around Discovery Park, appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, and explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle journey tool.

Manchester, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in May, with highs in Seattle at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Bloedel Reserve
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve

1
night
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.
To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 18th (Mon), you're off to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

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Olympic National Park, United States

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 18th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Portland in May; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olga.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

1
night
Olga, United States

Olga ©
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. On the 20th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Summit Learning Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park, and then experience rural life at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Olga trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Olga. In May, daily temperatures in Olga can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm ©
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by WaterWorks Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor tour itinerary planning site.

You can travel from Olga to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
WaterWorks Gallery ©
WaterWorks Gallery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): kick back and relax at French Beach Provincial Park, sample the fine beverages at Sheringham Distillery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, steep yourself in history at Craigdarroch Castle, and then walk around Beacon Hill Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Victoria trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Victoria in 3 hours. While traveling from Friday Harbor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Victoria, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sooke, The Butchart Gardens
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French Beach Provincial Park ©
French Beach Provincial Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sheringham Distillery ©
Sheringham Distillery

5
nights
Tofino, Canada

Tofino ©
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Relax by the water at Long Beach and Schooner Cove. Get in touch with nature at Pacific Rim National Park and Chesterman Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tofino side-trips: Ucluelet (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cox Bay Beach, take an in-depth tour of Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and let the kids burn off some steam at Village Green.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofino tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, then wander the streets of Granville Island, and then visit Gastown.

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Getting from Tofino to Vancouver by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tofino in May, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Gastown ©
Gastown

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