9 days in Vancouver, Tacoma & Oak Harbor Itinerary

9 days in Vancouver, Tacoma & Oak Harbor Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip planner

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Vancouver
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Tacoma
— 2 nights
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Oak Harbor
— 4 nights
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
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Vancouver

Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary builder tool.

Austin to Vancouver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Austin to Vancouver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Vancouver is slightly colder than Austin - with highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Tacoma.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wineries
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Tacoma

— 2 nights
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Northwest Trek Wildlife Park as well as Mount Rainier. On the 5th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier and then stroll through Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tacoma day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Tacoma takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in September: highs in Tacoma hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Oak Harbor

— 4 nights
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Your list of things to see and do now includes Whidbey Island Distillery, Puget Sound Express, Olympic National Park Visitor Center, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Joseph Whidbey State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oak Harbor tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tacoma to Oak Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Vancouver

— 2 nights
To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vancouver online journey builder.

You can drive from Oak Harbor to Vancouver in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oak Harbor in September: highs in Vancouver hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 53°F. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wineries
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Whidbey Island travel guide

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Bodies of Water · State Parks · Distilleries