6 days in Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

6 days in Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

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6 days in Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
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 11th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle journey planning site .

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Seattle. Traveling from Newark in September, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Theme Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Seattle Great Wheel ©
Seattle Great Wheel

3
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Ecola State Park), Astoria Column (in Astoria) and Seaside Inverted Experience (in Seaside). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip planner .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Astoria Column, Seaside Inverted Experience, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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