12 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

12 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Seattle, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bellingham, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Portland, United States
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4 h
5
Roseville, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Monterey, United States
— 4 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Train + Subway:  9 h 45 min
End: 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then ponder the design of Seattle Center, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Seattle, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bellingham.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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Bellingham, United States

Bellingham ©
Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
On the 8th (Tue), look for gifts at Village Books and then trek along Whatcom Falls Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bellingham trip planner.

Drive from Seattle to Bellingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Bellingham reach 75°F and lows reach 56°F. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Bellingham

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park
Village Books ©
Village Books

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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.
On the 9th (Wed), stroll around Stanley Park and then kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology and then step off the mainland to explore Granville Island.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bellingham to Vancouver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Nature
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Portland day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Portland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Roseville.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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Roseville, United States

Roseville ©
Roseville is the largest city in Placer County, California, United States, in the Sacramento metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by Fountains at Roseville.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Roseville trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Roseville. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Roseville: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Roseville

Shopping
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Fountains at Roseville ©
Fountains at Roseville

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Monterey, United States

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like Carmel River State Beach and Point Lobos. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Asilomar State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterey: Big Sur (Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Partington Cove, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, stop by The Cheese Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, and indulge your taste buds at The Wharf Marketplace.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Roseville to Monterey takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Roseville in August, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 57°F at night. You will leave for home on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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