8 days in Seattle, Victoria & Vancouver Itinerary

8 days in Seattle, Victoria & Vancouver Itinerary

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8 days in Seattle, Victoria & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h
2
Victoria, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stop by Chukar Cherries and then shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online attractions planner .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through The Butchart Gardens and then stroll through Inner Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Beacon Hill Park and then see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Victoria trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Victoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in May: highs in Victoria hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Beacon Hill Park ©
Beacon Hill Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Granville Island and Wreck Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park, take a stroll through Gastown, and explore the activities along English Bay.

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Fly from Victoria to Vancouver in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Grouse Mountain, Lighthouse Park
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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