15 days in Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
— 6 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 8 nights
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Seattle, United States — 6 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 Hands On Children's Museum and Seattle Public Library. Visiting Point Defiance Park and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Sunrise Beach (in Gig Harbor), Tumwater Falls Park (in Tumwater) and Olympia (Oly Float & Washington State Capitol). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at LeMay - America's Car Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle vacation planner.

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Seattle is minus 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. You'll set off for Vancouver on the 3rd (Sun).
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Vancouver, Canada — 8 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.
Get in touch with nature at Spanish Banks and Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. Bring the kids along to Burnaby Village Museum and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vancouver: Squamish (Squamish Oceanfront Interpretive Trail, Shannon Falls Provincial Park, &more) and Whistler (evo Village Sports, The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, wander the streets of Granville Island, admire the landmark architecture of Bloedel Conservatory, and get curious at Science World.

Discover how to plan a Vancouver trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Vancouver are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for home.
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