7 days in Seattle, Olympic National Park & Vancouver Itinerary

7 days in Seattle, Olympic National Park & Vancouver Itinerary

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7 days in Seattle, Olympic National Park & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  3​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
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 (Wed): shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle travel route builder website .

Vancouver to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You'll set off for Vancouver on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 3rd (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hurricane Ridge.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park tour itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in May: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 62°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Vancouver.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Scenic Drive Trails
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Explore Vancouver's surroundings by going to Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Cascade Locks (Oneonta Gorge & Bonneville Lock & Dam). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver travel route planner .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Vancouver by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Bonneville Lock & Dam ©
Bonneville Lock & Dam

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