Northwest Frontiers & Pacific Shores
Arrive at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, pick up your car and proceed to your hotel. Discover some of the Emerald City’s attractions tonight.
Seattle – Vancouver / driving distance: 140 mi / 224 km
Drive north to Vancouver, Canada’s spectacular western gateway. Discover this stunning picturesque city in the afternoon.
A full day to explore Vancouver. Alternatively, take an optional day trip to charming Victoria on Vancouver Island where whale watching is offered seasonally.
Vancouver – Kamloops / driving distance: 268 mi / 428 km
Leave Canada’s spectacular western gateway and follow the dramatic course of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers, the road clinging to sheer canyon walls with turbulent waters rushing below. Your destination for today is Kamloops, the center of a vast cattle ranching area.
Kamloops – Jasper National Park / driving distance: 280 mi / 450 km
Drive into the heart of the US Rockies on the Yellowhead Highway to Jasper National Park. The park is a wildlife sanctuary full of majestic mountains and crystal lakes.
Jasper National Park – Banff National Park / driving distance: 180 mi / 290 km
The Icefields Parkway runs along the ridge of the Rockies. See the Columbia Icefield, the largest body of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Visit Lake Louise before arriving in Banff.
Banff National Park – Kootenay National Park – Kalispell / driving distance: 297 mi / 475 km
Drive through Kootenay National Park, then head south along the Columbia River to Kalispell.
Kalispell – Glacier National Park – Missoula / driving distance: 210 mi / 340 km
Today enjoy the spectacular scenery of Glacier National Park and the Going to the Sun Highway (weather permitting). Continue to Missoula.
Missoula – Yellowstone National Park / driving distance: 284 mi / 454 km
Today explore the frontierland of Montana on your way to famous Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone National Park
A full day to discover the geological wonders of America’s first National Park.
Yellowstone National Park – Grand Teton National Park – Jackson / driving distance: 120 mi / 200 km
See the peaks of Grand Teton National Park.
Jackson – Salt Lake City / driving distance: 270 mi / 440 km
Pass through the pasture lands and small towns of western Wyoming on your way to the Mormon State of Utah.
Salt Lake City – Bonneville Salt Flats – Elko / driving distance: 230 mi / 370 km
Cross the desolate Great Basin and the salt flats of prehistoric Lake Bonneville en route to the isolated community of Elko.
Elko – Reno – Lake Tahoe / driving distance: 350 mi / 560 km
Cross the state of Nevada en route to Reno. Climb the Sierra Nevada mountains to beautiful Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe – Sacramento – Wine Country – San Francisco / driving distance: 270 mi / 440 km
Visit the state capital, Sacramento, which was once the Gold Rush Terminus of the Central Pacific Railroad and the Pony Express. In the afternoon, explore the Wine Country on your way to San Francisco.
A full day at leisure to discover San Francisco. Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, Twin Peaks, Chinatown, Coit Tower, Ghirardelli Square, and Union Square are just a few of the landmarks in the City by the Bay.
San Francisco – Mendocino / driving distance: 170 mi / 280 km
Follow the coastline of California north to the charming village of Mendocino.
Mendocino – Redwood National Park / driving distance: 230 mi / 380 km
Pass former Russian fishing settlements as you drive north today. The magnificent giant redwoods are protected in state and national parks. Overnight in Crescent City, near Redwood National Park.
Redwood National Park – Oregon Dunes – Portland / driving distance: 350 mi / 560 km
The dramatic, desolate coastline of Oregon has created panoramic vistas and picturesque images for you to enjoy today. The peaceful drive through ever-changing terrain will take you through small towns which reflect the essence of Oregon and the American Spirit.
Portland – Mt. St. Helens – Mt. Rainier National Park – Seattle / driving distance: 269 mi / 430 km
Cross the Columbia River and enter the Evergreen State of Washington, known for its vast pine forests. A stop at the Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center will reveal the devastation of the 1980 eruption of this active volcano. Then continue to Mt. Rainier National Park, one of the outstanding scenic wonders of the Northwest. Arrive in Seattle in the evening.
Your tour concludes today. Return your car at the airport for your departure flight.
Prices, Dates, Hotels & Conditions
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The final price you will pay for this tour is that displayed in USD. Prices converted in other
currencies are for guidance purposes only and are approximate.
|DAILY DEPARTURES||PRICE FROM|
|April, May, September, October||1625|
|June, July, August||1829|
|1||Seattle||Sixth Avenue Inn|
|2-3||Vancouver||Days Inn Vancouver Downtown|
|6||Banff||Radisson & Conference Center Canmore|
|7||Kalispell||Red Lion Kalispell|
|8||Missoula||Butte War Bonnet Hotel|
|9-10||Yellowstone||Brandin Iron Motel|
|11||Jackson||Point Inn and Suites|
|12||Salt Lake City||Shilo Inn Salt Lake City|
|13||Elko||Shilo Inn Elko|
|14||Lake Tahoe||Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn|
|15-16||San Francisco||Best Western Plus Americania|
|17||Eureka||Best Western Humboldt Bay Inn|
|18||Redwood||Best Western Northwoods Inn|
|19||Portland||Best Western Inn at the Meadows|
|20||Seattle||Sixth Avenue Inn|
This tour crosses the U.S./Canada border. Passengers should obtain relevant visas for both nations prior to travel where necessary.