19 days in Seattle & Canada Itinerary

19 days in Seattle & Canada Itinerary

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Start: Nuremberg, Germany
Train + Fly:  15 h
1
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h
2
Victoria, Canada
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 30 min
3
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
4
Whistler, Canada
— 1 night
Bus:  13 h 30 min
5
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Calgary, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
8
Ottawa, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  13 h
End: Nuremberg, Germany

2
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 Sky View Observatory, Seattle Public Library and Seattle Free Walking Tours. On the 19th (Mon), admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library, gain insight with Seattle Free Walking Tours, thenwalk around Kerry Park, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On your second day here, walk around Duthie Hill Park, stroll the grounds of Tahoma National Cemetery, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary maker.

Nuremberg, Germany to Seattle is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nuremberg to Seattle, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nuremberg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Victoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Tahoma National Cemetery, Duthie Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Tahoma National Cemetery ©
Tahoma National Cemetery

2
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 Dolphin & Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater and then get to know the fascinating history of Inner Harbour.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria online route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Seattle to Victoria in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Victoria reach 22°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater ©
Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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 Yaletown, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Gastown. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): wander the streets of Gastown, take a stroll through Yaletown, thensnap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Deep Cove.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver trip maker app.

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Victoria in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Vancouver, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Highlights from your plan
Deep Cove ©
Deep Cove
Yaletown ©
Yaletown
Gastown ©
Gastown

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb and then get outside with Whistler Village Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Cheakamus River.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Whistler trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Whistler when traveling from Vancouver in August, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Village Sports ©
Whistler Village Sports
Cheakamus River ©
Cheakamus River

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.
Spirit Island has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll through Skyline Trail, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, and finally explore the activities along Medicine Lake. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Spirit Island, thenadmire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, and then take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Jasper National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Whistler in August since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Banff National Park on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Spirit Island ©
Spirit Island

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 Lake Minnewanka, Moraine Lake, Johnston Canyon, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, thenhike along Johnston Canyon, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, and finally head outdoors with Via Ferrata.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Banff National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway

1
night
Calgary, Canada

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): grab your bike and head to Calgary Pathway System.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Calgary tour planning website.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Calgary in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Calgary. On the 1st (Sun), you're off to Ottawa.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Calgary Pathway System ©
Calgary Pathway System

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dooly's, Peace Tower and Carleton University Art Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Notre Dame Basilica and Arboretum (Experimental Farm). Do some cultural sightseeing at Parliament Hill and Buildings and Rideau Canal National Historic Site. There's more to do: wander the streets of ByWard Market and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Discover how to plan a Ottawa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Calgary to Ottawa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Calgary to Ottawa due to the time zone difference. In September, Ottawa is a bit warmer than Calgary - with highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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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