13 days in Vancouver, Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

13 days in Vancouver, Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

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13 days in Vancouver, Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Mount Rainier National Park, United States
— 2 nights
shuttle + tram + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Olympic National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Granite Falls, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Cannon Beach, United States
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
Portland, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Blue River, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Crater Lake National Park, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Vancouver, Canada

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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.
To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Vancouver International Airport and Victoria International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Vancouver are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Seattle.

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Seattle, United States

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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 17th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, then pause for some photo ops at Space Needle, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Alki Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally get your bearings at Seattle Public Library-Central Library.

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Getting from Vancouver to Seattle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

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Parks Outdoors Nature

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Snoqualmie Falls
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Falls
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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Mount Rainier National Park, United States

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier and then hike along Wonderland Trail.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park itinerary maker.

Getting from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Wonderland Trail ©
Wonderland Trail

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Olympic National Park, United States

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): hike along Ozette Loop Hike and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Granite Falls.

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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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Granite Falls, United States

Granite Falls
Granite Falls is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. On the 24th (Sun), trek along Lake Twenty Two Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Granite Falls trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Granite Falls. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

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Cannon Beach, United States

Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach holiday planner.

Drive from Granite Falls to Cannon Beach in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

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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.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Mount Hood National Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Multnomah Falls, trek along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, and then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Portland trip builder.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Blue River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Trails

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Mount Hood National Forest, Multnomah Falls, Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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Blue River, United States

Blue River ©
Blue River is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States. You've now added Cougar Hot Springs to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tee off at Tokatee Golf Course and then take in the natural beauty of Cougar Hot Springs.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Blue River itinerary builder.

Drive from Portland to Blue River in 3 hours. Traveling from Portland in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Blue River, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

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Outdoors Golf Parks

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Tokatee Golf Club
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Tokatee Golf Club
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Cougar Hot Springs

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Crater Lake National Park, United States

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 28th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Blue River to Crater Lake National Park takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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