7 days in Victoria, Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

7 days in Victoria, Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

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7 days in Victoria, Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Victoria, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Seattle, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Astoria, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Seattle, United States

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatley Park National Historic Site, and then admire the landmark architecture of Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Inner Harbour, then admire the landmark architecture of Government House, and then step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Victoria trip itinerary site .

Seattle, USA to Victoria is an approximately 3-hour ferry ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Victoria are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Seattle.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Colwood
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Victoria to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. In December, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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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.
Let the collections at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Flavel House Museum capture your imagination. Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cape Meares Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Seaside (Beach Books & The Buzz on Broadway), Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach) and Tillamook Country Smoker (in Bay City). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Astoria tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Astoria takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Astoria sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Meares Lighthouse, Tillamook Country Smoker, Beach Books, Cannon Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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