7 days in Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

7 days in Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

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7 days in Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

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

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pioneer Square and King Street Station. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Edmonds (Marina Beach Park & Brackett's Landing South), Tahoma National Cemetery (in Kent) and Lake Wilderness Arboretum (in Maple Valley). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip builder .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field King County International Airport. In August in Seattle, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Edmonds, Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Tahoma National Cemetery, Seahurst Beach Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 28th (Wed), browse the fresh offerings at Esther Short Park, then contemplate the long history of Vancouver National Historic Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Officers' Row. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then gain insight at Vista House.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver travel route planner .

Drive from Seattle to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Vancouver are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Vista House
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Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row

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