2 Days Road Trip Itinerary from Vancouver to Seattle | Weekend Getaway Vancouver to Seattle (With Map)

Got a Sunny weekend on the West Coast and want to take a short 2 day road trip. Well, my friend then you have landed in the right place. In this blog, I will share a perfect 2 day road trip plan from Vancouver to Seattle. In this road trip itinerary, I have included must visit places, things to do, and recommended stops on the route.

Since Vancouver is my home I have driven to Seattle multiple times. Every time I go on a road trip to USA, this is the route I take and have explored this area to the best. If you live in Vancouver or just visiting then this is a must do 2 days trip. Make sure to charge your phone and fuel up to enjoy this amazing weekend getaway trip. I have included a detailed map to make sure you can enjoy this trip without wasting time looking up places.

2 Days Road Trip Itinerary from Vancouver to Seattle

Day 1: Vancouver to Seattle

Vancouver to Seattle is a journey in itself with amazing beaches, beautiful mountains and great places to see. I recommend you start your journey early morning to get the most out of your day. There is so much to see on this journey but due to limited time, I have included the best places to see between Vancouver to Seattle road trip. To save your time you can click on the link below the map to directly load it on your device and start your journey.

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Start your day with a good and healthy breakfast at a local cafe or restaurant. It is good to start your day early so that you can explore most of the places in this itinerary. I have packed this itinerary with a lot of amazing places, if you want you can skip some of them depending on your choice.

Peace Arch Provincial Park


Located at the border of Canada and America, this gem has great historical significance. This place stands as a symbol of peace and friendship between the two countries. The Park is lush green with colourful flowers. This is one of the major border crossings and you’ll see a lot of tourists or travellers in the area. The parking could be a bit tricky but once you are here you’ll enjoy this amazing and beautiful park which serves nature lovers and history buffs.

Whatcom Falls Park

Whatcom Falls Park is a hidden gem for nature lovers and adventure seekers. This beautiful park features lush greenery, mesmerizing waterfall and serene walking trails. One of the main highlights of this park is the amazing network of trails in this park. For families, this is a great place to observe birds in this region. Make sure to keep your camera ready for any encounter.

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Located in the city of Bellingham, this area is famous for its old fashioned streets, historic buildings, and waterfront area. You’ll find yourself transported back in time to see the well preserved architecture and cobblestone streets. The waterfront will provide you with a panoramic view of Bellingham Bay. This is a must visit place if you are passing through this area.

Deception Pass State Park

This Pacific Northwest’s Hidden gem is a natural wonderland for travellers. The journey to this park is a treat in itself. There are multiple activities available to do at this park. With Peaceful Hiking trails in lush green forests and coastal water tides, this place is a wonder. One of the main highlights of Deception Pass State Park is a hidden beach tucked along the coast. I recommend you to not miss this park on your weekend getaway.

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Fort Casey

Fort Casey is a perfect blend of History and natural beauty. The iconic Fort Casey Historical State Park is a former coastal defence fort that will take you back in time. One of the main highlights is climbing to the top of the fort’s iconic Admiralty Head Lighthouse. The panoramic view from the top is breathtaking which gives the Whidbey Island coastline view. There are numerous activities available here which include hiking, camping, boating, fishing and scuba diving.

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Boeing Future of Flight​

The Boeing Future of Flight museum stands as a marvel of the aviation industry. This iconic destination provides an amazing experience of the world of aerospace engineering and innovation. The main highlight of the museum is the Boeing Factory Tour. In this tour, you can witness aircraft assembly. There are numerous displays which show various information about this museum.

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Space Needle

Space Needle is a famous tourist attraction and an iconic destination in Seattle. After this long day once you reach here I suggest you choose sunset time to explore this place. The elevator ride to the top is an adventure in itself. You can enjoy a 360 view of Seattle from here. This place is not just a tourist destination but an iconic part of Seattle. Enjoy the panoramic view and food the day with amazing memories from the trip.

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Finish your day by checking in to your accommodation and visiting a local restaurant to enjoy an amazing dinner. I like Mexican food so when I was there last time I tried Plaza Garibaldi which was amazing. You can visit a restaurant of your choice and wrap up the day with a good meal.

Day 2: Seattle to Vancouver

On your 2nd day, you’ll start your journey back to Vancouver. I have some places within Seattle to explore which you can explore and enjoy. Prepare yourself for this journey and return to Vancouver with a lot of memories.

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Start with Breakfast

Start your day with breakfast and coffee in a local cafe in Seattle. Breakfast is more than just a meal and it will give you energy for the rest of the day. You can find all kinds of cuisines and restaurants to enjoy in Seattle. Once you are done with breakfast you can start your journey.

Museum of Pop Culture

The Museum of Pop Culture is a sign of creativity, innovation, and cultural exploration. This iconic museum is home to immersive pop culture. The building itself is a work of art and you’ll find an amazing world of music, film, science fiction, fantasy, and more all under one roof. One of the main highlights is Sound Labs which I recommend you to try.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass

The Chihuly Garden and Glass is a place that will take you on a journey into the world of glass artistry. Once you enter this place you will see an explosion of colors, shapes, and imaginations. This place is a true icon of the artist world. Whether you are an art enthusiast or just looking for some ideas, this place has it all.

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Cougar Mountain Zoo

Cougar Mountain Zoo is a hidden gem located in the lush forest and it is a paradise for animal lovers and nature enthusiasts. Unlike other large zoos, this zoo offers more closer experience with its animals. This Zoo is home to various animals but focuses on Endangered Species mainly. You can participate in feeding sessions and learn about the importance of wildlife preservation. I recommend you to spend some time at this place and gain knowledge about animals.

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Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls is an iconic waterfall and a must visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Once you reach this breathing waterfall you will be mesmerized by the beauty of this place. There are various viewpoints from which you can enjoy the beautiful Snoqualmie Falls.

Seattle Premium Outlets

Seattle Premium Outlets is a haven for shoppers who are looking for great deals and a wide range of brands. This outlet has brands like Nike, Adidas, Coach, Kate Spade, and many more. Amazing deals are running throughout the year so you can enjoy your shopping trip before returning to Vancouver. Other than shopping there are a lot of dining options available as well for some quick snacks.

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Finally, you’ll come back to Vancouver after this amazing journey. This itinerary combines the best of both the best places.

I have made this itinerary in a way that you can easily adjust it according to your plan. I suggest you plan ahead of time and make sure to check updates on every place. Make sure to share your experience about this journey with me as well. comment down below!

Thanks for reading, and until next time, stay adventurous!

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