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Summer vacation: driving from Portland to Vancouver

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Summer vacation: driving from Portland to Vancouver

Hi all,

I apologize in advance if I'm posting this in the wrong place... but here goes.

My husband and I want to take a tour of the northwest. We plan to fly into the Portland and drive to Vancouver. We will have 5 days. We don't care as much about spending time in Portland as we do sightseeing along the way, enjoying the views, and checking out Vancouver.

What are your recommendations for best scenic drives and must-see places along the way? Obviously we can drive the whole way in 1 day, but I figured it'd be nice to stop for a night or two in between Portland and Vancouver.

Any advice would be wonderful. Thank you!!

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1. Re: Summer vacation: driving from Portland to Vancouver

You need to post on the Washington(state) forum because 99.8% of your trip will be in Washington. Also, keep in mind, that it is a 4-41/2 hour drive to Seattle from Portland. Chuck.

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2. Re: Summer vacation: driving from Portland to Vancouver

I agree that posting on the WA forum will get you more information.

We make the drive between Seattle and Portland weekly though, and 3 hours is the norm.

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3. Re: Summer vacation: driving from Portland to Vancouver

Hi Ditto2708, if you click on this blue link, it will take you to the Washington forum:


Unless you have already booked your flights, you might want to consider flying into Seattle, then perhaps spending a bit of time in the San Juan Islands or maybe Olympic NP.

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