30 days in Pacific Northwest, Vancouver Island & Vancouver Itinerary

30 days in Pacific Northwest, Vancouver Island & Vancouver Itinerary

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30 days in Pacific Northwest, Vancouver Island & Vancouver Itinerary

New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Snoqualmie, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Woodinville, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Crater Lake National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Yachats, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Newport, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Tillamook, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Astoria, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Cannon Beach, United States
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Portland, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Tofino, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Qualicum Beach, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Victoria, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly:  45​min
Vancouver, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
New York City, United States

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, browse the range of quality goods at NORDSTROM, and then look for gifts at Starbucks Reserve - Roastery and Tasting Room.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation builder.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Snoqualmie.

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Chukar Cherries ©
Chukar Cherries
The Elliott Bay Book Company ©
The Elliott Bay Book Company

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Snoqualmie, United States

Snoqualmie
Snoqualmie is a city next to Snoqualmie Falls in King County, Washington. On the 24th (Fri), get some fabulous bargains at North Bend Premium Outlets and then take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Snoqualmie travel planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Snoqualmie takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Woodinville.

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Parks Trails Outdoors

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North Bend Premium Outlets
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Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Falls
North Bend Premium Outlets ©
North Bend Premium Outlets

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Woodinville, United States

Woodinville ©
Woodinville is a city in King County, Washington, United States. To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Woodinville holiday planner.

Drive from Snoqualmie to Woodinville in an hour. In November in Woodinville, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

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Shopping

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American Girl Seattle
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American Girl Seattle ©
American Girl Seattle

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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.
For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Woodinville to Crater Lake National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Yachats.

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Historic Sites
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Rim Village ©
Rim Village

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Yachats, United States

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 27th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then look for gifts at The Chocolate Frog.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Yachats itinerary maker.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Yachats in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In November in Yachats, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Newport.

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Parks Outdoors Nature

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Heceta Head Lighthouse, The Chocolate Frog
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Heceta Head Lighthouse
Heceta Head Lighthouse
The Chocolate Frog
The Chocolate Frog

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Newport, United States

Newport
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by Oregon Oyster Farms, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then stop by Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, and finally enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Robert's Bookshop, buy something for everyone on your list at Little Antique Mall, and then take in the exciting artwork at Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Newport vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Yachats to Newport takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Newport, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tillamook.

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Shopping Wildlife Parks

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Lincoln City, Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy
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Robert's Bookshop
Robert's Bookshop
Little Antique Mall
Little Antique Mall

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Tillamook, United States

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. On the 30th (Thu), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Lex's Cool Stuff, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, then stop by Blue Heron French Cheese Company, and finally stop by Tillamook Country Smoker.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tillamook custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Tillamook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport to Tillamook, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Shopping Historic Sites

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Tillamook Country Smoker, Lex's Cool Stuff
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Tillamook Country Smoker ©
Tillamook Country Smoker
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Lex's Cool Stuff ©
Lex's Cool Stuff

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Astoria, United States

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Adelaide's Coffee & Books and Astoria Sunday Market. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jack's Country Store and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Long Beach in Long Beach (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column and snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Astoria trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tillamook to Astoria is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Astoria are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Ocean Park, Long Beach
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Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Adelaide's Coffee & Sweet Shoppe ©
Adelaide's Coffee & Sweet Shoppe

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Cannon Beach, United States

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Haystack Rock, then stop by Bruce's Candy Kitchen, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then look for gifts at The Buzz on Broadway, then indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman, and finally stop by Beach Books.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Cannon Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Portland.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Seaside
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Beach Books
Beach Books
Bruce's Candy Kitchen ©
Bruce's Candy Kitchen

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl District, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then browse the fresh offerings at Portland Farmers Market - Office Location, and finally meet the residents at Oregon Zoo.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Portland holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Tofino.

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Parks Historic Sites Shopping

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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
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Lan Su Chinese Garden
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Pittock Mansion
Pittock Mansion

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Tofino, Canada

Tofino ©
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Henry's Carving Shed. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Dockside Smoked Fish Store, look for gifts at House of Himwitsa, then kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, then look for gifts at Habit Clothing, and finally stop by Mermaid Tales Bookshop.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tofino travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Portland to Tofino with the Route module. December in Tofino sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Qualicum Beach.

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Beaches Parks Outdoors

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Ucluelet
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Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ©
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse

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Qualicum Beach, Canada

Qualicum Beach ©
Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Arts Afire Gallery, stop by Salish Sea Market, and then look for gifts at Vintage Candy.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Qualicum Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tofino to Qualicum Beach in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Coombs, Robert Held Art GLass, Salish Sea Market
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Old Country Market ©
Old Country Market
Robert Held Art GLass
Robert Held Art GLass

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Saltwest Naturals and Mary Winspear Centre. Visit Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada and Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Victoria: Michell's Farm Market (in Saanichton), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Cowichan Bay) and Tanners Books (in Sidney). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Russell Books, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at French Beach Provincial Park, and ponder the world of politics at Government House.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Victoria sightseeing planner.

Getting from Qualicum Beach to Victoria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Victoria sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to do a combination of to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sooke, Sidney, Michell's Farm Market, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Steveston Heritage Fishing Village and International Buddhist Society. Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Olives on Tap - Whistler. Go for a jaunt from Vancouver to Whistler to see Oracle Emporium at Whistler about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Granville Island Public Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach, wander the streets of Robson Street, and stop by Kaarigar Handicrafts Inc..

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of from Victoria to Vancouver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 37°F. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

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Whistler, Richmond, Lighthouse Park
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Granville Island Public Market ©
Granville Island Public Market
Spas & Wellness
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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