15 days in Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
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Vancouver, Canada
— 7 nights
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Seattle, United States — 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Snoqualmie Falls and Hands On Children's Museum. Attractions like Fort Worden State Park and Whatcom Falls Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Olympia (Squaxin Park & Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge), Snoqualmie (Snoqualmie Point Park & Railroad Community Park) and Bellingham (Samish Park & Bellingham Railway Museum). There's much more to do: stroll around Discovery Park, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seattle road trip tool.

Washington to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington to Seattle. Traveling from Washington in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 42°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vancouver.
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Vancouver, Canada — 7 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and English Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Peak to Creek and Bubly Tube Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Whistler (Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Granville Island, get curious at Science World, stroll around Stanley Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at English Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Seattle in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Vancouver, with highs around 51°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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