8 days in Vancouver, Vancouver Island & Seattle Itinerary

8 days in Vancouver, Vancouver Island & Seattle Itinerary

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8 days in Vancouver, Vancouver Island & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  6 h
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Victoria, Canada
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
Seattle, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Anthropology and then take a stroll through Granville Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver driving holiday planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, Vancouver is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 65°F and lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Shannon Falls Provincial Park
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada and Craigdarroch Castle are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Miniature World and The Robert Bateman Centre. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll the grounds of Chinese Cemetery, examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Victoria takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in May, you will find days in Victoria are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Seattle.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
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1
night
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 29th (Tue): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On the next day, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and finally stroll through Kerry Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planning app .

Getting from Victoria to Seattle by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Victoria in May, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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