15 days in Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
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Vancouver, Canada
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Worden State Park and Bloedel Reserve. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Washington Park Arboretum and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Double Bluff County Park (in Freeland), Port Townsend Marine Science Center (in Port Townsend) and Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails, Point Defiance Park, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Kubota Garden, and admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library.

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Washington to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington in May: highs in Seattle hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Bring the kids along to Stanley Park and Granville Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at English Bay and False Creek. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: Britannia Mine Museum (in Britannia Beach) and Squamish (Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Stawamus Chief Park, &more). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, appreciate the history behind Totem Poles, and admire the natural beauty at Queen Elizabeth Park.

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Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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