10 days in United States, Vancouver & Victoria Itinerary

10 days in United States, Vancouver & Victoria Itinerary

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10 days in United States, Vancouver & Victoria Itinerary

Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  6​h
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
Victoria, Canada
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 45​min
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Orcas Island, United States
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + tram + Fly:  7​h
Juneau, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
Los Angeles, United States

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Kitsilano Beach. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park and then admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver road trip tool

Los Angeles, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get a bit cooler in Vancouver: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to do a combination of to Victoria.

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Parks Neighborhoods Nature

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Capilano Suspension Bridge
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Capilano Suspension Bridge

2
days
Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Royal BC Museum and then take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Victoria Butterfly Gardens and then admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens.

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Traveling by combination of from Vancouver to Victoria takes an hour. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: highs in Victoria hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Seattle.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Central Saanich
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Royal BC Museum
Royal BC Museum

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then make a trip to Seattle Center, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. On your second day here, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner

Getting from Victoria to Seattle by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Victoria in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Orcas Island.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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hours
Orcas Island, United States

Orcas Island
For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Orcas Island online driving holiday planner

You can fly from Seattle to Orcas Island in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Orcas Island at 69°F and lows at 54°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Juneau.
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Orcas Island Pottery
Orcas Island Pottery

2
days
Juneau, United States

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

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Fly from Orcas Island to Juneau in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Orcas Island to Juneau is minus 1 hour. In August, Juneau is a bit cooler than Orcas Island - with highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
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