Northwest Frontiers & Pacific Shores

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Seattle Arrival

Arrive at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, pick up your car and proceed to your hotel. Discover some of the Emerald City’s attractions tonight.

Day 2

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.

Day 3


A full day to explore Vancouver. Alternatively, take an optional day trip to charming Victoria on Vancouver Island where whale watching is offered seasonally.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

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.

Day 7

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.

Day 8

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.

Day 9

Missoula – Yellowstone National Park / driving distance: 284 mi / 454 km

Today explore the frontierland of Montana on your way to famous Yellowstone National Park.

Day 10

Yellowstone National Park

A full day to discover the geological wonders of America’s first National Park.

Day 11

Yellowstone National Park – Grand Teton National Park – Jackson / driving distance: 120 mi / 200 km

See the peaks of Grand Teton National Park.

Day 12

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.

Day 13

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.

Day 14

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.

Day 15

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.

Day 16

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.

Day 17

San Francisco – Mendocino / driving distance: 170 mi / 280 km

Follow the coastline of California north to the charming village of Mendocino.

Day 18

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.

Day 19

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.

Day 20

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.

Day 21

Seattle Departure

Your tour concludes today. Return your car at the airport for your departure flight.

Prices, Dates, Hotels & Conditions


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April, May, September, October 1625
June, July, August 1829

1 Seattle Sixth Avenue Inn
2-3 Vancouver Days Inn Vancouver Downtown
4 Kamloops Thompson Hotel
5 Jasper Maligne Lodge
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.

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