5 days in Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

5 days in Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

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5 days in Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Seattle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Seattle. In July, daytime highs in Seattle are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Bridge of the Gods (in Cascade Locks). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, browse the fresh offerings at Esther Short Park, trek along Waterfront Renaissance Trail, and steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver online attractions planner .

Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Bridge of the Gods
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Bridge of the Gods ©
Bridge of the Gods

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