5 days in Washington State Itinerary

5 days in Washington State Itinerary

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5 days in Washington State Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Toutle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Seattle

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 21st (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. December in Seattle sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Toutle.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Toutle

Toutle
Toutle is an unincorporated community in Cowlitz County, Washington. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Toutle trip planner

Getting from Seattle to Toutle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Toutle can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toutle

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mount St. Helens
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1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver online visit planner

Traveling by car from Toutle to Vancouver takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Nature
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