15 days in Dallas, Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

15 days in Dallas, Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

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15 days in Dallas, Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Vancouver
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Dallas

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and Western Heights Cemetery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, take a stroll through Bishop Arts District, pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas trip maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Dallas. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Dallas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Top O'Hill Terrace, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

5
nights
Seattle

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.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Alki Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Bruce Lee Grave Site and Sky View Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worden State Park (in Port Townsend), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Arboretum, explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Smith Tower, and walk around Kerry Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Seattle takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worden State Park, Bloedel Reserve, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Fort Worden State Park ©
Fort Worden State Park

6
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Columbia River Highway and Cape Meares Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Oswald West State Park and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Cloud and Leaf Bookstore (in Manzanita), Cascade Locks (Starvation Creek State Park & Oneonta Gorge) and Cedar Wetlands Preserve (in Rockaway Beach). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Vista House, and take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vancouver trip website .

Drive from Seattle to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Cascade Locks, Cedar Wetlands Preserve, Oswald West State Park, Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge

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