12 days in United States, Victoria & Vancouver Itinerary

12 days in United States, Victoria & Vancouver Itinerary

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12 days in United States, Victoria & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis, United States
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Portland, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Manzanita, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Astoria, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Cannon Beach, United States
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Seattle, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Victoria, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  45​min
7
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Saint Louis, United States

3
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oregon Garden and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Hood and Forest Park. Change things up with a short trip to Silver Falls State Park in Sublimity (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portland online vacation maker .

Saint Louis to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Portland due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in May; daily highs in Portland reach 70°F and lows reach 50°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Manzanita.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Oregon Garden, Silver Falls State Park, Mount Hood, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

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Manzanita, United States

Manzanita ©
Manzanita is a coastal city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manzanita vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Manzanita takes 2 hours. Traveling from Portland in May, expect nights in Manzanita to be a bit warmer, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Manzanita

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach

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hours
Astoria, United States

Astoria
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Manzanita to Astoria takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Astoria when traveling from Manzanita in May, with lows around 47°F. On the 26th (Sat), you're off toCannon Beach.

Things to do in Astoria

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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1
night
Cannon Beach, United States

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 27th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach sightseeing planner.

Getting from Astoria to Cannon Beach by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle journey planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in May, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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nights
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.
On the 29th (Tue), hike along Scenic Marine Route and then go for a stroll along the water at Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, then examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Victoria trip planning site .

Fly from Seattle to Victoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

#Parks, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
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Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater ©
Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

4
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park and Britannia Mine Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Langley National Historic Site and Lighthouse Park. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Granville Island, see the interesting displays at Museum of Anthropology, and contemplate the long history of Deep Cove.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver day trip planning app .

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Lighthouse Park, Fort Langley National Historic Site, Deep Cove, Britannia Mine Museum, Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology

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