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Victoria to Seattle: Four Day Itinerary

Explore the best of the Pacific Northwest on a four-day itinerary through Victoria, Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula, and Seattle! From the best places to visit in each region, to the most popular attractions, and restaurants locals rave about — We've got you covered! Here's how we think you should spend four days in the Pacific Northwest... Parliament Buildings in downtown Victoria, BC Day One - Overnight in Victoria, BC 9:00am Depart Vancouver on BC Ferries from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. 10:35am Arrive at Swartz Bay ferry terminal in Victoria, depart for The Butchart Gardens. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here. 11:00am Arrive at The Butchart Gardens.For the rest of the day: Explore downtown Victoria at your leisure and check into your hotel accommodation.  Book an exclusive Victoria hotel + ferry package through Black Ball Ferry Line. Save BIG on Victoria hotels and receive FREE hotel parking! We'll also waive your ferry reservation fee. BOOK A VICTORIA HOTEL PACKAGE Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, BC — A stop on the Hop-on, Hop-off City Tour Here are our recommendations on how to make the most of the rest of your day in downtown Victoria: 1) Eat like a local in downtown Victoria Lunch Recommendations - Red Fish, Blue Fish — Some of the city's best fish and chips!- 10 Acres Commons — Patio views of bustling Government Street & Inner Harbour.- Pink Bicycle — Wide selection of homemade burgers & yummy mac n' cheese bites.- Tacofino — Tacos, burritos and nachos... All to die for!- Pizzeria Prima Strada — Wood-fired Neapolitan pizza... Absolutely delicious.- Garrick's Head Pub — A favorite pub among the locals! Dinner Recommendations- Il Covo — An Italian hidden gem in the historic James Bay neighborhood.- Heron Rock Bistro — French cuisine made with local ingredients.- Nobu Japanese Tapas — Share plates with an Asian flair.- Tapa Bar — Spanish-inspired tapas.- Be Love — Local, organic, sustainable vegetarian offerings.- 10 Acres Bistro — A farm-table experience. Having a hard time deciding where to go? Book a food tour with Off The Eaten Track Food Tours, and experience a bit of everything! Tour through iconic neighborhoods and taste authentically local food along the way. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here.  2) See Victoria on Gray Line's Hop-on, Hop-off City TourExperience Victoria like no other aboard one of our authentic British Double Decker buses! The Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour is designed to allow you the flexibility to explore the many points of interest Victoria has to offer. Your ticket allows you access to unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off privileges for either 1 or 2 days depending on which pass you choose to purchase. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here. 3) Embark on a Whale Watching AdventureExplore the Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of the majestic wildlife that floods the local waters in Victoria in the summer months. Take advantage of the opportunity to view several different species of whales in the wild as well as an assortment of seabirds and other species of marine wildlife from downtown Victoria. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here. 4) Explore the streets and shops of downtown Victoria Take a stroll down one of Victoria's main streets — Government Street. Here you'll find a variety of restaurants (Bard & Banker, Irish Times, and Garrick's Head, to name a few), and iconic shops, such as Rogers' Chocolates, Murchie's Tea & Coffee, and many other souvenir shops. Be sure to check out Low Jo too (Lower Johnson Street, off of Government Street); home to many local boutique shops including Rook and Rose (flower and lifestyle), Little Gold (jewelry), and Baggins Shoes (the world's widest selection of Converse and other shoes). Market Square, located off of Johnson Street, also has tons of small shops and restaurants to explore. EXPLORE OTHER VICTORIA ATTRACTIONS Downtown Port Angeles, WA at dusk Day Two - Explore more of Victoria, then overnight in Port Angeles, WA 8:00am Breakfast (or brunch) in Canada's brunch capital; a must-do. Our favorite brunch places include Jam Cafe, Blue Fox Cafe, Heron Rock Bistro, or The Ruby on Johnson. Most brunch places do not take reservations, so begin your day a bit earlier to avoid the lines! 10:00am Explore the Royal BC Museum.See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Experience authentic artifacts and highly realistic settings -- from the Woolly Mammoth in his rocky, icy world to a tar-scented trip on the HMS Discovery. Stroll through Old Town's wood-cobbled street and enjoy its shops, cinema, and railway station. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here.12:00pm Lunch at a local Victoria restaurant, or enjoy a classic afternoon tea experience in the Pendray Tea House at the Huntingdon Manor. Afternoon tea can be booked through Black Ball Ferry Line here. If you are planning to travel with your vehicle on our ferry, you can park your vehicle in the lot any time after the sailing before departs (ex. If you are catching the 3:00pm sailing, you can park your vehicle any time after the 10:30am sailing departs). The Pendray Tea House is located across the street from our Victoria terminal. 1:30pm Arrive at Black Ball Ferry Line in Victoria for US Immigration. (If you are traveling in a vehicle, you must be at the terminal 90 minutes prior to your departure, or 30 minutes prior for walk-on passengers.)3:00pm Ferry departs for Port Angeles.4:30pm Arrive in Port Angeles, and go through US Customs. Enjoy the evening at your leisure. We recommend... 1) Shopping and dinner in downtown Port AngelesPick up a souvenir, or special item to commemorate your trip! Downtown Port Angeles is filled with local antique stores, clothing, quaint bookstores, and other small shops.Enjoy a local bite! There are so many great restaurants in Port Angeles to choose from... For something a little more casual, Next Door Gastropub and BarHop Brewing are local favorites. Or, treat yourself to a fine-dining experience at Kokopelli Grill or Bella Italia. 2) Stroll along the Port Angeles waterfrontBegin at Port Angeles City Pier, overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and located beside our ferry terminal. Then, continue on to the Olympic Discovery Trail where you'll pass Hollywood Beach in front of the Red Lion Hotel. Enjoy sunset at the beach, or stroll along as much trail as you'd like. The Olympic Discovery Trail spans about 140 miles/225 km between Port Townsend and La Push on the Olympic Peninsula. 3) Try the local brews on a self-guided craft beer adventureSample the fine flavors of some great craft beers on the Olympic Peninsula on this self-guided tour of Port Angeles' best pubs and breweries. Receive a pint each from 3 local brewers. All 3 tasting locations are in downtown Port Angeles, and less than a 5-minute stroll from each other and the ferry terminal.  Sol Duc Falls on the Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail in Olympic National Park Day Three - Explore the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park Before you begin your day of exploring, enjoy breakfast in Port Angeles. We recommend First Street Haven or New Day Eatery, for a sit-down breakfast, or the Great Northern Coffee Bar, if you are looking for a light snack and coffee-to-go. 1) Hoh Rain Forest and Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park (full-day guided (or self-guided) tour, about 7-8 hours, includes drive-time)Looking for a unique outdoor experience? Spend the morning hiking in the largest temperate rain forest in the contiguous USA, followed by an afternoon of exploration on a stunning portion of the 73 mile Olympic Wilderness Coast. The diversity of Olympic at its best! Book a guided tour through Black Ball Ferry Line here. 2) Experience an Olympic Peninsula waterfall adventure (up to a full day, depending on how many waterfalls you want to see)The Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail encompasses over 20 breathtaking waterfalls on the Peninsula and in Olympic National Park. For more information on the Olympic Peninsula's waterfall trail, please visit their website. 3) A scenic flightseeing tour with Rite Bros Aviation and guided Port Angeles Underground and Heritage Tour (half-day tour, about 4 hours)From the comfort of a small plane, you'll be treated to an exclusive look at the sites and wonders of the Olympic Peninsula. Book a flight sightseeing tour through Black Ball Ferry Line here. then enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the city’s downtown area. Your expert tour guide will captivate your group with tales of the city spanning more than 100 years, and glimpses into what remains of a long-ago era. Book the Underground Tour through Black Ball Ferry Line here. 4) Explore everything Twilight (half-day, about 4-5 hours)Visit iconic Twilight destinations throughout the Olympic Peninsula. Check out the Forks Visitor Information Center (with Bella's red truck), stroll along First Beach in La Push, and stop for lunch/dinner at Bella Italia. Visit the Olympic Peninsula's website for a full guide on everything Twilight! Kayaking on Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park Day Four - Continue to Seattle or Return to Victoria 8:00am Depart for Lake Crescent & Marymere Falls, or depart for Hurricane Ridge... OR, if you have some extra time and aren't ready to leave the Olympic Peninsula, do both! We recommend allocating at least three hours for each activity (which includes drive-time and time for exploring). OPTION 1 - Depart for Victoria, BC11:00am Leave Hurricane Ridge or Lake Crescent.11:45am Arrive at the Port Angeles ferry terminal.12:45pm Ferry departs for Victoria at 12:45pm. (If you are traveling in a vehicle, you must be at the terminal 60 minutes prior to your departure, or 30 minutes prior for walk-on passengers.)2:15pm Arrive in downtown Victoria and go through Canada Customs. OPTION 2 - Continue to Seattle, WASeattle is about a 2.5-hour drive from Port Angeles. If you'd like to stop for a stretch (or two), there are many great places along the way. Cape Flattery on the Olympic Peninsula, WA — The northwesternmost point of the contiguous United States Optional stops on the way to Seattle Other stops in Olympic National ParkCape FlatteryRuby BeachSol Duc FallsElwha RiverMount Storm KingSpruce Railroad TrailShi Shi Beach Sequim, WA — About 30 minutes from Port AngelesOlympic Game FarmLavender Farms (ex. Purple Haze Lavender)Dungeness Spit7 Cedars CasinoSequim River BridgeDungeness River Audubon Center Port Townsend, WA — About 1 hour from Port AngelesFort Worden Historic State ParkPuget Sound Express Whale WatchingHistoric walking toursPort Townsend Marine Science Center Port Gamble, WA — About 1 hour from Port AngelesPort Gamble Historic District Tacoma, WA — About 2 hours from Port AngelesAmerica’s Car MuseumMuseum of GlassPoint Defiance Park Downtown Seattle, WA Iconic Things To Do in Seattle Pike Place Market: Be sure to check out the original Starbucks.The Gum Wall: A stop at Pike Place isn't complete without leaving your chewing gum with everyone else's!Space Needle: The best views in the city.Chihuly Garden and Glass: Extravagant displays of Dale Chihuly's art pieces.Museum of Pop Culture: Dozens of exhibits on everything (and more) you never knew about contemporary pop culture.The Museum of Flight: One of the largest collections of airplanes and space vehicles in the USA.Discovery Park: Need some fresh air? Take a stroll through this 534-area park.The Seattle Great Wheel: A 175 foot iconic Ferris wheel located at Pier 57 in downtown Seattle... You can't miss it!

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Victoria to Seattle: Three Day Itinerary

See Victoria, Port Angeles and Seattle all in one trip! Tour through the best of each region, including  the Royal BC Museum and The Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, and the Space Needle in Seattle... Set sail on a three day adventure itinerary full of iconic spots, local eats, and a wide range of exploration! Inner Harbour of downtown Victoria, BC Day One - Overnight in Victoria, BC 9:00am Depart Vancouver on BC Ferries from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal.10:35am Arrive at Swartz Bay ferry terminal in Victoria, depart for The Butchart Gardens. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here. 11:00am Arrive at The Butchart Gardens.1:00pm Depart The Butchart Gardens.1:45pm Explore downtown Victoria at your leisure and check into your hotel accommodation. Book an exclusive Victoria hotel + ferry package through Black Ball Ferry Line. Save BIG on some of the region's top hotels and receive FREE hotel parking! We'll also waive your ferry reservation fee. BOOK A VICTORIA HOTEL PACKAGE Whale watching in Victoria, BC Here are our recommendations on how to make the most of your time in downtown Victoria: 1) Eat like a local in downtown Victoria Lunch Recommendations - Red Fish, Blue Fish — Some of the city's best fish and chips!- 10 Acres Commons — Patio views of bustling Government Street & Inner Harbour.- Pink Bicycle — Wide selection of homemade burgers & yummy mac n' cheese bites.- Tacofino — Tacos, burritos and nachos... All to die for!- Pizzeria Prima Strada — Wood-fired Neapolitan pizza... Absolutely delicious.- Garrick's Head Pub — A favorite pub among the locals! Dinner Recommendations- Il Covo — An Italian hidden gem in the historic James Bay neighborhood.- Heron Rock Bistro — French cuisine made with local ingredients.- Nobu Japanese Tapas — Share plates with an Asian flair.- Tapa Bar — Spanish-inspired tapas.- Be Love — Local, organic, sustainable vegetarian offerings.- 10 Acres Bistro — A farm-table experience. Having a hard time deciding where to go? Book a food tour with Off The Eaten Track Food Tours, and experience a bit of everything! Tour through iconic neighborhoods and taste authentically local food along the way. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here.  2) See Victoria on Gray Line's Hop-on, Hop-off City TourExperience Victoria like no other aboard one of our authentic British Double Decker buses! The Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour is designed to allow you the flexibility to explore the many points of interest Victoria has to offer. Your ticket allows you access to unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off privileges for either 1 or 2 days depending on which pass you choose to purchase. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here. 3) Explore the Royal BC MuseumSee all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Experience authentic artifacts and highly realistic settings -- from the Woolly Mammoth in his rocky, icy world to a tar-scented trip on the HMS Discovery. Stroll through Old Town's wood-cobbled street and enjoy its shops, cinema, and railway station. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here. 4) Embark on a Whale Watching AdventureExplore the Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of the majestic wildlife that floods the local waters in Victoria in the summer months. Take advantage of the opportunity to view several different species of whales in the wild as well as an assortment of seabirds and other species of marine wildlife from downtown Victoria. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here.  5) Explore the streets and shops in downtown Victoria Take a stroll down one of Victoria's main streets — Government Street. Here you'll find a variety of restaurants (Bard & Banker, Irish Times, and Garrick's Head, to name a few), and iconic shops, such as Rogers' Chocolates, Murchie's Tea & Coffee, and many other souvenir shops. Be sure to check out Low Jo too (Lower Johnson Street, off of Government Street); home to many local boutique shops including Rook and Rose (flower and lifestyle), Little Gold (jewelry), and Baggins Shoes (the world's widest selection of Converse and other shoes). Market Square, located off of Johnson Street, also has tons of small shops and restaurants to explore.  EXPLORE OTHER VICTORIA ATTRACTIONS Olympic National Park sign Day Two - Overnight in Port Angeles, WA 9:00am Arrive at Black Ball Ferry Line in Victoria for US Immigration. (If you are traveling in a vehicle, you must be at the terminal 90 minutes prior to your departure, or 30 minutes prior for walk-on passengers.)10:30am Ferry departs for Port Angeles. 12:00pm Arrive in Port Angeles, and go through US Customs. Things to do in Port Angeles: 1) Hoh Rain Forest and Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park (full-day guided or self-guided tour, about 7-8 hours, includes drive-time)Looking for a unique outdoor experience? Spend the morning hiking in the largest temperate rain forest in the contiguous USA, followed by an afternoon of exploration on a stunning portion of the 73 mile Olympic Wilderness Coast. The diversity of Olympic at its best! Book a guided tour through Black Ball Ferry Line here (only available on select days). 2) A scenic flightseeing tour with Rite Bros Aviation and guided Port Angeles Underground and Heritage Tour (half-day guided tour, about 4 hours)From the comfort of a small plane, you'll be treated to an exclusive look at the sites and wonders of the Olympic Peninsula. Book a flight sightseeing tour through Black Ball Ferry Line here. then enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the city’s downtown area. Your expert tour guide will captivate your group with tales of the city spanning more than 100 years, and glimpses into what remains of a long-ago era. Book the Underground Tour through Black Ball Ferry Line here.  3) Explore everything Twilight (half-day self-guided tour, about 4-5 hours)Visit iconic Twilight destinations throughout the Olympic Peninsula. Check out the Forks Visitor Information Center (with Bella's red truck), stroll along First Beach in La Push, and stop for lunch/dinner at Bella Italia. Visit the Olympic Peninsula's website for a full guide on everything Twilight! 4) Shopping and dinner in downtown Port AngelesPick up a souvenir, or special something to commemorate your trip! Downtown Port Angeles is filled with local antique stores, clothing, quaint bookstores, and other small shops.Then, enjoy a local bite. There are so many great restaurants in Port Angeles to choose from... For something a little more casual, Next Door Gastropub and BarHop Brewing are local favorites. Or, treat yourself to a fine-dining experience at Kokopelli Grill or Bella Italia.  Road to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park Day Three - Continue to Seattle or return to Victoria 7:15am Enjoy breakfast in Port Angeles. We recommend First Street Haven or New Day Eatery, for a sit-down breakfast, or the Great Northern Coffee Bar, if you are looking for a light snack and coffee to-go. 8:00am Depart for Lake Crescent & Marymere Falls, or depart for Hurricane Ridge... OR, if you have some extra time and aren't ready to leave the Olympic Peninsula, do both! We recommend allocating at least three hours for each activity (which includes drive-time and time for exploring). OPTION 1 - Depart for Victoria, BC11:00am Leave Hurricane Ridge or Lake Crescent.11:45am Arrive at the Port Angeles ferry terminal.12:45pm Ferry departs for Victoria at 12:45pm. (If you are traveling in a vehicle, you must be at the terminal 60 minutes prior to your departure, or 30 minutes prior for walk-on passengers.)2:15pm Arrive in downtown Victoria and go through Canada Customs. OPTION 2 - Continue to Seattle, WASeattle is about a 2.5-hour drive from Port Angeles. If you'd like to stop for a stretch (or two), there are many great places along the way. B&B Lavender Farm in Sequim, WA Optional stops on the way to Seattle Other stops in Olympic National ParkCape FlatteryRuby BeachSol Duc FallsElwha RiverMount Storm KingSpruce Railroad TrailShi Shi Beach Sequim, WA — About 30 minutes from Port AngelesOlympic Game FarmLavender Farms (ex. Purple Haze Lavender or B&B Lavender Farm)Dungeness Spit7 Cedars CasinoSequim River BridgeDungeness River Audubon Center Port Townsend, WA — About 1 hour from Port AngelesFort Worden Historic State ParkPuget Sound Express Whale WatchingHistoric walking toursPort Townsend Marine Science Center Port Gamble, WA — About 1 hour from Port AngelesPort Gamble Historic District Tacoma, WA — About 2 hours from Port AngelesAmerica's Car MuseumMuseum of GlassPoint Defiance Park Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, WA Iconic Things To Do in Seattle Pike Place Market: Be sure to check out the original Starbucks.The Gum Wall: A stop at Pike Place isn't complete without leaving your chewing gum with everyone else's!Space Needle: The best views in the city.Chihuly Garden and Glass: Extravagant displays of Dale Chihuly's art pieces.Museum of Pop Culture: Dozens of exhibits on everything (and more) you never knew about contemporary pop culture.The Museum of Flight: One of the largest collections of airplanes and space vehicles in the USA.Discovery Park: Need some fresh air? Take a stroll through this 534-area park.The Seattle Great Wheel: A 175 foot iconic Ferris wheel located at Pier 57 in downtown Seattle... You can't miss it!  

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Victoria to Seattle: Two Day Itinerary

Want to explore the USA and Canada, but have limited time? We have you covered — From The Butchart Gardens, to the most popular spots on the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park, here are our recommendations to make the most of your two-day itinerary from Victoria, BC (or if you're starting in Vancouver) to Seattle, WA. We've included two different itinerary options for your two-day, two-nation vacation — Stay overnight in Victoria, BC or stay overnight in Port Angeles, WA. The Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC OPTION #1 - OVERNIGHT IN VICTORIA Day One - Explore Victoria 9:00am Depart Vancouver on BC Ferries from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. 10:35am Arrive at Swartz Bay ferry terminal in Victoria, depart for The Butchart Gardens. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here. 11:00am Arrive at The Butchart Gardens.1:00pm Depart The Butchart Gardens.1:45pm Explore downtown Victoria at your leisure and check into your hotel accommodation.  Book an exclusive Victoria hotel + ferry package through Black Ball Ferry Line. Save BIG on Victoria hotels and receive FREE hotel parking! We’ll also waive your ferry reservation fee. BOOK A VICTORIA HOTEL PACKAGE Here are our recommendations on how to make the most of the rest of your day in downtown Victoria: 1) Eat like a local in downtown Victoria Lunch Recommendations - Red Fish, Blue Fish — Some of the city's best fish and chips!- 10 Acres Commons — Patio views of bustling Government Street & Inner Harbour.- Pink Bicycle — Wide selection of homemade burgers & yummy mac n' cheese bites.- Tacofino — Tacos, burritos and nachos... All to die for!- Pizzeria Prima Strada — Wood-fired Neapolitan pizza... Absolutely delicious.- Garrick's Head Pub — A favorite pub among the locals! Dinner Recommendations- Il Covo — An Italian hidden gem in the historic James Bay neighborhood.- Heron Rock Bistro — French cuisine made with local ingredients.- Nobu Japanese Tapas — Share plates with an Asian flair.- Tapa Bar — Spanish-inspired tapas.- Be Love — Local, organic, sustainable vegetarian offerings.- 10 Acres Bistro — A farm-table experience. 2) See Victoria on Gray Line's Hop-on, Hop-off City TourExperience Victoria like no other aboard one of our authentic British Double Decker buses! The Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour is designed to allow you the flexibility to explore the many points of interest Victoria has to offer. Your ticket allows you access to unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off privileges for either 1 or 2 days depending on which pass you choose to purchase. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here. 3) Explore the Royal BC MuseumSee all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Experience authentic artifacts and highly realistic settings -- from the Woolly Mammoth in his rocky, icy world to a tar-scented trip on the HMS Discovery. Stroll through Old Town's wood-cobbled street and enjoy its shops, cinema, and railway station. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here.  Fisherman's Wharf in Victoria, BC — A stop on the Hop-on, Hop-off City Tour Day Two - Day Trip to Port Angeles 9:00am Arrive at Black Ball Ferry Line in Victoria for US Immigration. (If you are traveling in a vehicle, you must be at the terminal 90 minutes prior to your departure, or 30 minutes prior for walk-on passengers.)10:30am Ferry departs for Port Angeles. 12:00pm Arrive in Port Angeles, and go through US Customs. Here are our recommendations for a day trip to Port Angeles (you'll have plenty of time for one of the following): 1) Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National ParkBegin the journey at sea-level in Port Angeles and continue 5,200 feet elevation atop Hurricane Ridge. Enjoy a front-row view of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains! Book a guided tour through Black Ball Ferry Line here (only available on select days). 2) Lake Crescent and Marymere Falls in Olympic National ParkLake Crescent is glacier-fed, and its crystal-clear waters provide one of the most beautiful shades of blue in the Pacific Northwest. Optional 2.8km round-trip leisurely walk to Marymere Falls. Book a guided tour through Black Ball Ferry Line here (only available on select days). 3) A scenic flightseeing tour with Rite Bros Aviation and guided Port Angeles Underground and Heritage TourFrom the comfort of a small plane, you'll be treated to an exclusive look at the sites and wonders of the Olympic Peninsula. Book a flight sightseeing tour through Black Ball Ferry Line here. then enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the city’s downtown area. Your expert tour guide will captivate your group with tales of the city spanning more than 100 years, and glimpses into what remains of a long-ago era. Book the Underground Tour through Black Ball Ferry Line here.  4) Try the local brews on a self-guided craft beer adventureSample the fine flavors of some great craft beers on the Olympic Peninsula on this self-guided tour of Port Angeles' best pubs and breweries. Receive a pint each from 3 local brewers. All 3 tasting locations are in downtown Port Angeles, and less than a 5-minute stroll from each other and the ferry terminal. BOOK A PORT ANGELES DAY TRIP OPTION 1 - Continue to Seattle, WA Scroll down for places to stop along the way to Seattle, and things to do in Seattle. OPTION 2 - Depart for Victoria, BC4:20pm Arrive at the Port Angeles ferry terminal. (If you are traveling in a vehicle, you must be at the terminal 60 minutes prior to your departure, or 30 minutes prior for walk-on passengers.)5:20pm Ferry departs for Victoria at 5:20pm.6:50pm Arrive in Victoria and go through Canada Customs. M.V. Coho passing the Odgen Point Breakwater OPTION #2 - Overnight in Port Angeles Day One - Visit The Butchart Gardens, then depart for Port Angeles 9:00am Depart on BC Ferries from Tsawwassen ferry terminal. 10:35am Arrive at Swartz Bay ferry terminal, depart for The Butchart Gardens. Admission can be purchased through Black Ball Ferry Line here. 11:00am Arrive at The Butchart Gardens.12:45pm Depart The Butchart Gardens.1:30pm Arrive at Black Ball Ferry Line in Victoria for US Immigration. (If you are traveling in a vehicle, you must be at the terminal 90 minutes prior to your departure, or 30 minutes prior for walk-on passengers.)3:00pm Ferry departs for Port Angeles. 4:30pm Arrive in Port Angeles and go through US Customs. Enjoy the evening at your leisure. We recommend... 1) Shopping and dinner in downtown Port AngelesPick up a souvenir, or special item to commemorate your trip! Downtown Port Angeles is filled with local antique stores, clothing, quaint bookstores, and other small shops.Then, enjoy a local bite. There are so many great restaurants in Port Angeles to choose from... For something a little more casual, Next Door Gastropub and BarHop Brewing are local favorites. Or, treat yourself to a fine-dining experience at Kokopelli Grill or Bella Italia.  2) Stroll along the Port Angeles waterfrontBegin at Port Angeles City Pier, overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and located beside our ferry terminal. Then, continue on to the Olympic Discovery Trail where you'll pass Hollywood Beach in front of the Red Lion Hotel. Enjoy sunset at the beach, or stroll along as much trail as you'd like. The Olympic Discovery Trail spans about 140 miles/225 km between Port Townsend and La Push on the Olympic Peninsula.  3) Try the local brews on a self-guided craft beer adventureSample the fine flavors of some great craft beers on the Olympic Peninsula on this self-guided tour of Port Angeles' best pubs and breweries. Receive a pint each from 3 local brewers. All 3 tasting locations are in downtown Port Angeles, and less than a 5-minute stroll from each other and the ferry terminal.  Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park Day Two - Continue to Seattle or return to Victoria 7:15am Enjoy breakfast in Port Angeles. We recommend First Street Haven or New Day Eatery, for a sit-down breakfast, or the Great Northern Coffee Bar, if you are looking for a light snack and coffee to-go. 8:00am Depart for Lake Crescent & Marymere Falls, or depart for Hurricane Ridge... OR, if you have some extra time and aren't ready to leave the Olympic Peninsula, do both! We recommend allocating at least three hours for each activity (which includes drive-time and time for exploring). OPTION 1 - Depart for Victoria, BC11:00am Leave Hurricane Ridge or Lake Crescent.11:45am Arrive at the Port Angeles ferry terminal.12:45pm Ferry departs for Victoria at 12:45pm. (If you are traveling in a vehicle, you must be at the terminal 60 minutes prior to your departure, or 30 minutes prior for walk-on passengers.)2:15pm Arrive in downtown Victoria and go through Canada Customs. OPTION 2 - Continue to Seattle, WASeattle is about a 2.5-hour drive from Port Angeles. If you'd like to stop for a stretch (or two), there are many great places along the way.  Point Wilson Lighthouse in Port Townsend, WA Optional stops on the way to Seattle Other stops in Olympic National ParkHoh RainforestSol Duc FallsElwha RiverRialto BeachRuby Beach Sequim, WA — About 30 minutes from Port AngelesOlympic Game FarmLavender Farms (ex. Purple Haze Lavender)Dungeness Spit7 Cedars CasinoSequim River BridgeDungeness River Audubon Center Port Townsend, WA — About 1 hour from Port AngelesFort Worden Historic State ParkPuget Sound Express Whale WatchingHistoric walking toursPort Townsend Marine Science Center Port Gamble, WA — About 1 hour from Port AngelesPort Gamble Historic District Tacoma, WA — About 2 hours from Port AngelesAmerica’s Car MuseumMuseum of GlassPoint Defiance Park   Downtown Seattle, WA Iconic Things To Do in Seattle Pike Place Market: Be sure to check out the original Starbucks.The Gum Wall: A stop at Pike Place isn't complete without leaving your chewing gum with everyone else's!Space Needle: The best views in the city.Chihuly Garden and Glass: Extravagant displays of Dale Chihuly's art pieces.Museum of Pop Culture: Dozens of exhibits on everything (and more) you never knew about contemporary pop culture.The Museum of Flight: One of the largest collections of airplanes and space vehicles in the USA.Discovery Park: Need some fresh air? Take a stroll through this 534-area park.The Seattle Great Wheel: A 175 foot iconic Ferris wheel located at Pier 57 in downtown Seattle... You can't miss it!  

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The Best Day Trips from Victoria to Port Angeles

Take a day trip from Victoria to discover the wonders of the Olympic Peninsula on the most direct route between Victoria, BC and the USA. Choose from a guided tour through Olympic National Park, a tour of the Port Angeles Underground, or a 1-hour flight sightseeing tour. Departing from the Inner Harbour of downtown Victoria, the M.V. Coho arrives in the quaint downtown area of Port Angeles, WA in only 90 minutes... Enjoy a quick and affordable adventure from Victoria!   1. PORT ANGELES UNDERGROUND AND HERITAGE TOURS   Descend into history with one of North America's most unique historic tours. Learn about America's second national city on a 2-hour guided tour.Due to flooding concerns in the early 1900s, the citizens of Port Angeles worked out an incredible plan to elevate the city's downtown streets, creating a network of underground tunnels and storefronts. In this unbelievable feat of engineering many older buildings were lost, but a select few remain. The stories they have to tell are captivating.The tour begins with a fascinating explanation of the history of the city and the tactics used to raise the city streets in 1914. Next, take a short stroll through downtown Port Angeles to visit rediscovered basements and long-forgotten tunnels during the underground portion of the tour. Stop in at the city's original movie theatre, and venture into a hidden brothel above the unassuming family shoe store. BOOK NOW   Sample Day Trip Itinerary from Victoria 10:30am Depart Victoria Terminal (must arrive by 10:00am for US Immigration clearance). 12:00pm Arrive in Port Angeles, clear US Customs. 12:30pm Free time for lunch, shopping or exploring the Port Angeles waterfront. 2:00pm Underground Tour departs from the Visitor’s Center (adjacent to ferry dock). 5:20pm Depart Port Angeles (must arrive by 5pm). 6:50pm Arrive at the Victoria Terminal. 2. 1-HOUR SIGHTSEEING FLIGHT OVER THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA   Take a one-hour sightseeing flight with Rite Brothers Aviation from Port Angeles's Fairchild International Airport. From the comfort of a small plane, you'll be treated to an exclusive look at the sites and wonders of the peninsula. Each flight is unique and may include views of the glaciers of the Olympic Mountains, the towering sea stacks of the Washington Coast or an aerial tour above the turquoise waters of Lake Crescent surrounded by old growth forests. Your flight is guided by an expert pilot who will answer your questions along the way while pointing out things that no land-based tour can see. BOOK NOW   Sample Day Trip Itinerary from Victoria 10:30am Depart Victoria Terminal (must arrive by 10:00am for US Immigration clearance). 12:00pm Arrive in Port Angeles, clear US Customs. 12:20pm Transfer from Port Angeles Ferry Terminal to Airport. 12:30pm Arrive at Airport. 12:35pm Enjoy a 1-hour sightseeing flight around the Olympic Peninsula. 1:35pm Transfer to Ferry Terminal. 1:45pm Arrive at Ferry Terminal. 2:00pm Optional Port Angeles Underground Tour. Or, enjoy lunch and explore downtown Port Angeles. 5:20pm Depart Port Angeles (must arrive by 5pm). 6:50pm Arrive at the Victoria Terminal.   3. OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK TOURS With nearly 1 million acres of beautiful wilderness to explore, there is an adventure for everyone in Olympic National Park. Explore the best of Olympic National Park with an Olympic Hiking Co. naturalist hiking guide – From lush green rain forest, to majestic mountains, rugged beaches and a pristine glacier-fed lake. Olympic National Park guided tours include: Olympic National Park entrance fees, round-trip transportation from Port Angeles, and a local naturalist hiking guide. Throughout each tour, your Olympic Hiking Co. naturalist hiking guide will point out landmarks, overview the flora and fauna, and discuss the natural history of the area. Outdoor activewear, extra layers, and comfortable walking/hiking shoes with good traction are recommended. Hoh Rain Forest & Rialto Beach Full Day Tour (8 Hour Guided Tour)From Port Angeles, this full day guided tour begins with a 2 hour drive west into the Hoh Rain Forest. Along the drive, you’ll enjoy one of the most scenic stretches of Highway 101 along Lake Crescent, pass through Forks, WA (Twilight Fans can celebrate), and then drive back into the interior of Olympic National Park on a scenic 18 mile rain forest drive on Upper Hoh Road. Upon arrival, your hiking guide will lead a 60-90 minute guided hiking tour throughout the top viewpoints of the Hoh Rain Forest. You will hike along the 0.75 mile Hall of Mosses loop and 1.25 mile Spruce Nature Trail, immersing ourselves amongst 300 foot tall Sitka Spruce trees, moss-laden Big Leaf Maples, fields of sword ferns, and the roar the Hoh River. After your rain forest trek, we will allocate time for a picnic lunch prior to departure, which are available for purchase. After your explorations in the rain forest, you’ll head west to the Pacific Coast to visit Rialto Beach. Towering seastacks, massive driftwood logs, and the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean await your arrival. Your hiking guide will lead a walk along the coast as time and the tides permit, however, you are welcome to roam the beach or relax on your own. It certainly is a place of tranquility. BOOK NOW   Day Trip Itinerary from Victoria 6:10am Depart Victoria Terminal (must arrive by 5:50am for US Immigration clearance). 7:40am Arrive in Port Angeles, clear US Customs. 9:00am Depart from the Black Ball Terminal in Port Angeles on a 7-8 hour guided tour to a destination in Olympic National Park. 10:00am Arrival at the Hoh Rain Forest, begin guided hike. 11:30am Finish guided hike, allocated time for picnic lunch. 12:00pm Depart the Hoh Rain Forest. 1:15pm Arrive at Rialto Beach. 2:30pm Depart Rialto Beach. 4:30pm Arrive in Port Angeles. 5:20pm Depart Port Angeles (must arrive by 5pm). 6:50pm Arrive at the Victoria Terminal. Hurricane Ridge Half Day Tour (4 Hour Guided Tour)This trip to Hurricane Ridge begins with a scenic drive from sea-level in Port Angeles to 5,242 feet elevation at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. Along the drive, you will enjoy views of the diverse topography and terrain of the Olympic Peninsula as it quickly changes with elevation. Upon arrival, your hiking guide will lead an optional 2-3 mile guided hiking tour along the Cirque Rim Trail (flat-paved 0.5 miles), the High Ridge Trail (gravel & paved 1 mile), and other nearby trails as time allows. You are likely to see Black Tail Deer, a variety of birds, and if you're lucky an Olympic Marmot or Black Bear (from a safe distance). BOOK NOW   Day Trip Itinerary from Victoria 10:30am Depart Victoria Terminal (must arrive by 10:00am for US Immigration clearance). 12:00pm Arrive in Port Angeles, clear US Customs. 12:30pm Depart from Port Angeles. 1:15pm Arrival at Hurricane Ridge. 1:45pm Begin guided hike. 3:45pm Finish hike and depart. 4:30pm Arrive in Port Angeles. 5:20pm Depart Port Angeles (must arrive by 5pm). 6:50pm Arrive at the Victoria Terminal. Lake Crescent and Marymere Falls Half Day Tour (4 Hour Guided Tour)This tour begins with a 35-minute chartered shuttle from the Port Angeles waterfront to Lake Crescent. The lake has unbelievable crystal-clear waters as it's glacier-fed and is a stunning fjord outlined with a forested mountain range, originally carved out by glaciers. The main epicenter of the tour is the Lake Crescent Lodge, a historical lodge built in 1915. Upon arrival, you will take 20-30 minutes to do a quick tour of the lodge and its picturesque dock. Then your hiking guide will lead a guided hiking tour to Marymere Falls, a stunning 90 foot waterfall pouring into Barnes Creek.  BOOK NOW   Day Trip Itinerary from Victoria 10:30am Depart Victoria Terminal (must arrive by 10:00am for US Immigration clearance). 12:00pm Arrive in Port Angeles, clear US Customs. 12:30pm Depart from Port Angeles. 1:15pm Arrival at Hurricane Ridge. 1:45pm Begin guided hike. 3:45pm Finish hike and depart. 4:30pm Arrive in Port Angeles. 5:20pm Depart Port Angeles (must arrive by 5pm). 6:50pm Arrive at the Victoria Terminal. Sol Duc Falls Half Day Tour (4 Hour Guided Tour)This Olympic Hiking Co. tour begins with a beautiful 1 hour 15 minute van tour on Highway 101 around Lake Crescent and deep into the forested Sol Duc River valley. The drive is split in half with a scenic stop at the Lake Crescent Lodge for an allocated lunch break and time for sightseeing before continuing into the Sol Duc Valley.Upon arrival at the Sol Duc trailhead, the Olympic Hiking Co. naturalist hiking guide will lead the group into the stunning old-growth forest on a beautiful one-mile trail, eventually reaching the Sol Duc river on a viewing bridge of the mighty Sol Duc Falls. At the Falls, guests will have the option to hike an additional mile for more river viewpoints or guests can simply enjoy the views at the falls and await the group’s return roughly 30 minutes later. BOOK NOW   Day Trip Itinerary from Victoria 10:30am Depart Victoria Terminal (must arrive by 10:00am for US Immigration clearance). 12:00pm Arrive in Port Angeles, clear US Customs. 12:30pm Depart from Port Angeles. 1:15pm Arrival at Hurricane Ridge. 1:45pm Begin guided hike. 3:45pm Finish hike and depart. 4:30pm Arrive in Port Angeles. 5:20pm Depart Port Angeles (must arrive by 5pm). 6:50pm Arrive at the Victoria Terminal.

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