30 days in Vancouver & United States Itinerary

30 days in Vancouver & United States Itinerary

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30 days in Vancouver & United States Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  26​h
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Olympia, United States
— 2 nights
4
Portland, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Bend, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Red Bluff, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Cape Town, South Africa

3
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.
You've now added VanDusen Botanical Garden to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vancouver Downtown and Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Visiting Vancouver Seawall and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Take a break from Vancouver with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Richmond, about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay and appreciate the history behind Totem Poles.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver day trip planning website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Vancouver is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in August: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Shannon Falls Provincial Park
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Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall
Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of Pop Culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Museum of Flight and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seattle travel planner.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Shopping
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

2
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Olympia, United States

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Capitol State Forest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tolmie State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Childhood's End Gallery, then get curious at WET Science Center, then stroll around East Bay Public Plaza, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Farmers Market.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Olympia travel route planner .

Getting from Seattle to Olympia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Olympia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Nature Trails
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Capitol State Forest ©
Capitol State Forest
Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
WET Science Center ©
WET Science Center

5
nights
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.
Portland Art Museum and Movie Madness Video and More will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Meares Lighthouse and Portland Japanese Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach), Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks) and Johnston Ridge Observatory (in Toutle). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, browse the eclectic array of goods at Portland Saturday Market, see the interesting displays at Freakybuttrue Peculiarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Portland day trip planning website .

You can drive from Olympia to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Olympia in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Portland. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Oneonta Gorge, Camassia Natural Area, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Columbia River Highway, Johnston Ridge Observatory
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside

1
night
Bend, United States

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 25th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, take in the pleasant sights at Deschutes River Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Shevlin Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Balancing Rocks.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bend trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Bend in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, Bend is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Red Bluff.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery
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The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery ©

1
night
Red Bluff, United States

Red Bluff ©
Red Bluff is a city in and the county seat of Tehama County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Gaumer's Jewelry & Musuem and then hike along Sacramento River Bend Area.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Red Bluff online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bend to Red Bluff by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bend in August: high temperatures in Red Bluff hover around 41°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Red Bluff

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Sacramento River Bend Area ©
Sacramento River Bend Area
Gaumer's Jewelry & Musuem ©
Gaumer's Jewelry & Musuem

3
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Lands End, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and enjoy the sea views from Fort Point.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Red Bluff to San Francisco in 3 hours. Traveling from Red Bluff in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

7
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Autry Museum of the American West has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hollywood Bowl Museum and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Huntington Dog Beach. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Newport Beach to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get curious at California Science Center.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planning website .

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Huntington Dog Beach
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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