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Trip to Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria October 9-16

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Trip to Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria October 9-16

I am planning on flying in to Seattle and spending 2 days and then taking the train to Vancouver-stay 2-3 nights and then the ferry to Victoria and stay 2 days.

Any suggestions or comments about this plan?

Any comments much appreciated

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1. Re: Trip to Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria October 9-16

Skip Seattle altogether it's a thoroughly underwhelming place.

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2. Re: Trip to Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria October 9-16

I would say that with 3 locations you will not have time to see any of them. I tend to think in "nights." So you have 7 nights: have 2 nights in Seattle, 3 nights in Vancouver and 2 nights in Victoria? That's 7 nights but you need that 7th night (15th) back in Seattle the night before your flight out.

You would be wise to drop one location and split your time between the two.

It's also Thanksgiving on Monday Oct 14th, a long weekend and pretty busy on the ferries, although not too bad for those travelling by commercial transportation.

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3. Re: Trip to Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria October 9-16

7 days is a short time to see three cities especially when you factor in travel time. If you take the clipper back to Seattle that eats most of a day. Even Vancouver to Victoria will be almost 4 hrs. Most people under estimate travel times when your dealing with border crossing and ferry schedules and especially on a Canadian holiday weekend. Of course I think you should visit Seattle but perhaps concentrate on Canada this trip and perhaps add a day trip to Whistler.

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4. Re: Trip to Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria October 9-16

If that's all the time you have it's doable but you'll just get a " taste" of each place.

I'd switch the order though..

9 th fly into Seattle. If early enough flight take Clipper directly to Victoria. Spend 9th night 10 th in Victoria. Morning of 11 th. take Pacific Coach/ ferry to Vancouver. Enjoy morning ferry ride. Spend 11, 12,13 in Vancouver

Morning of 14 take Amtrak to Seattle. Arrive 12 noon. Spend 14 , 15 in Seattle. Fly out 16. I think this could be an enjoyable mini holiday especially as the Clipper the pacific coach BC ferry ride and the amtrak are all comfortable and scenic.

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