19 days in Pacific Northwest, Vancouver & Victoria Itinerary

19 days in Pacific Northwest, Vancouver & Victoria Itinerary

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Start: Richmond, United States
Fly:  10 h
1
Seattle, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h
2
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Victoria, Canada
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h
4
Olympic National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Bus:  5 h 30 min
5
Astoria, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Newport, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
7
Crater Lake National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Portland, United States
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Train:  4 h
9
Mount Rainier National Park, United States
— Few hours
Train:  2 h
10
Seattle, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h
End: Richmond, United States

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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.
To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker site.

Richmond to Seattle is an approximately 10- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Richmond in September, with highs in Seattle at 72°F and lows at 56°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Tours

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Crescent Beach and Bloedel Conservatory. Escape the urban bustle at Burns Bog and George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Step out of Vancouver with an excursion to Deep Cove in North Vancouver--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Lighthouse Park and snap pictures at Lions Gate Bridge.

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

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Vancouver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in Vancouver are little chillier (66°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Delta, Lighthouse Park, Deep Cove, Crescent Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Deep Cove ©
Deep Cove
Lighthouse Park ©
Lighthouse Park

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), kick back and relax at French Beach Provincial Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Victoria trip builder app.

You can drive from Vancouver to Victoria in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Victoria are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

French Beach Provincial Park, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
French Beach Provincial Park ©
French Beach Provincial Park

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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 next day, admire the sheer force of Merriman Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, and then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Victoria to Olympic National Park takes 2.5 hours. September in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Astoria.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic Peninsula, Merriman Falls
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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Astoria, United States

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 26th (Sun), hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and then appreciate the history behind Chief Comcomly Memorial.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Astoria online holiday maker.

You can take a bus from Olympic National Park to Astoria in 7.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Chief Comcomly Memorial ©
Chief Comcomly Memorial

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Newport, United States

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse and then learn something new at Oregon Coast Glassworks.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Astoria to Newport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in September, plan for little chillier days in Newport, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Museums Classes
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Oregon Coast Glassworks ©
Oregon Coast Glassworks

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Crater Lake National Park, United States

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls, hike along Watchman Peak, then hike along Annie Creek Canyon, and finally hike along Pinnacles Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newport to Crater Lake National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Newport in September, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak
Annie Creek Canyon ©
Annie Creek Canyon

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Camassia Natural Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and then explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planning app.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Oneonta Gorge, Camassia Natural Area, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Camassia Natural Area ©
Camassia Natural Area

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Mount Rainier National Park, United States

Mount Rainier National Park
The star attraction of Mt.
To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park by train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October, Mount Rainier National Park is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. You'll set off for Seattle on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of Pop Culture. See some other sides of Seattle: do a tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards and shop like a local with Bellevue Square.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour planning site.

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 50°F. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, Bellevue Square
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards ©
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

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