9 days in Seattle, Vancouver & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

9 days in Seattle, Vancouver & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle — 4 nights

Emerald City

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.
Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, admire the natural beauty at Woodland Park and Rose Garden, examine the collection at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seattle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Stockton to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Stockton in May, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.
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Vancouver — 2 nights

Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, then see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam, and then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls. On your second day here, go for a walk through Wintler Community Park, stroll through Waterfront Renaissance Trail, then contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, and finally pick up some local products at Esther Short Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Vancouver trip builder site.

You can fly from Seattle to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.
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Crater Lake National Park — 2 nights

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 31st (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island, then trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail, then cruise along Rim Dr, and finally admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park travel site.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Crater Lake National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.
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