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

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

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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
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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 8th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the natural beauty at Woodland Park and Rose Garden, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip builder app.

Stockton to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Stockton in October: highs in Seattle hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can 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 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Wintler Community Park, then trek along 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.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island, then trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail, then cruise along Rim Dr, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park attractions planner.

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. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect nights in Crater Lake National Park to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
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