12 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

12 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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12 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
2
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Olympic National Park, United States
— 1 day
train:  5​h 30​min
4
Portland, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  46​h
End: New York City, United States

4
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Quarry Rock Hike, Lonsdale Quay Market, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yaletown and Point Atkinson Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, explore and take pictures at Lighthouse Park, and take a stroll through Gastown.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vancouver trip planner .

New York City, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Vancouver is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Vancouver: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. You'll set off for Seattle on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Vancouver, West Vancouver
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Lighthouse Park ©
Lighthouse Park
Yaletown ©
Yaletown

3
nights
Seattle, United States

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.
On the next day, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the striking features of Sky View Observatory, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Vancouver to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Seattle are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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Snoqualmie Falls
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Sky View Observatory ©
Sky View Observatory
Kerry Park ©
Kerry Park

1
day
Olympic National Park, United States

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.
Ruby Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park holiday planning website .

You can fly from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Olympic National Park is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

2
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Portland, United States

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): wander the streets of Pearl District, admire all the interesting features of Esther Short Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner .

You can take a train from Olympic National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: high temperatures in Portland hover around 85°F and lows are around 60°F. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Portland

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Cape Meares Lighthouse, Esther Short Park
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Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
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Esther Short Park
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Pearl District

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