25 days in Vancouver, United States & Burnaby Itinerary

25 days in Vancouver, United States & Burnaby Itinerary

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25 days in Vancouver, United States & Burnaby Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Seattle, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
3
Fort Collins, United States
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
San Francisco, United States
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Burnaby, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vancouver Lookout, Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery, Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Vancouver Lookout, take a stroll through Vancouver Downtown, view the masterpieces at Vancouver Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and finally walk around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Gastown, wander the streets of Granville Island, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple), then view the masterpieces at Vancouver Biennale, and finally explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Vancouver is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get much colder in Vancouver: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

West Vancouver, North Vancouver, International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple), Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain

4
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Pike Place Market. The Museum of Flight and Pioneer Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Olympic National Park (Mount Ellinor & Mount Walker) and Mt Si (in North Bend). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, visit a coastal fixture at West Point Lighthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and make a trip to artEAST.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle driving holiday planner .

Getting from Vancouver to Seattle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Mt Si, artEAST
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

6
nights
Fort Collins, United States

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Colorado Model Railroad Museum and Swetsville Zoo. Shop till you drop at Benson Park Sculpture Garden and Country Junction. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Collins: Rocky Mountain National Park (Old Fall River Road & Alluvial Fan), Laramie (Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, & more) and Cheyenne (Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Snowy Range Scenic Byway, take an in-depth tour of 1883 Water Works, trek along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, and stop by The Cupboard.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Fort Collins in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Fort Collins, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in December, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Fort Collins: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cheyenne, Laramie, Loveland, Centennial, Rocky Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 21:
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Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Swetsville Zoo ©
Swetsville Zoo

7
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga), The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum (in Napa) and California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento). There's much more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fort Collins to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Collins to San Francisco. Traveling from Fort Collins in December, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are much warmer (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

California State Railroad Museum, Sharpsteen Museum, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Burnaby, Canada

Burnaby ©
Burnaby is a city in British Columbia, Canada, located immediately to the east of Vancouver. You've now added Burnaby Village Museum to your itinerary. Head to Surrey Art Gallery and Metropolis At Metrotownfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site and Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Burnaby: Harrison Lake & Hot Springs (in Harrison Hot Springs), Crescent Beach (in Surrey) and Fort Langley National Historic Site (in Fort Langley). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Deep Cove, stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, stroll around Deer Lake Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lonsdale Quay Market.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Burnaby trip builder .

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Burnaby with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Burnaby

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Surrey, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Harrison Lake & Hot Springs, Fort Langley National Historic Site
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Burnaby Mountain Park ©
Burnaby Mountain Park
Fort Langley National Historic Site ©

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