Rocky Mountains Spectacular + Seattle - Mount Rainier & Olympic National Park. 23 days/22 nights. Start: Seattle - End: Salt Lake City.
After arrival, pick up the rental car and check in at a hotel near the airport.
Today, you drive to the wonderful park of Mount Rainier. Cross the park from the north to the south and make a hike from the Sunrise Visitor Center. Along the way, you can enjoy the most wonderful panoramic views of the mountain. Lodgings in Ashford, just outside the park.
The trip continues to the abandonned, grey lanscape around Mt. Helens. Watch the destruction from the last eruption in 1980 and pass at the info center near Silver Lake. The day ends in Olympia, the capital of Washington.
Drive by the Capitol Way en the Legislative Buildings, which offers a beautiful view on Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens. Further to Aberdeen and north up to Lake Quinault, one of the most beautiful places in the south of the immens Olympic National Park. Take a walk in the subtropic rainforest or enjoy a relaxing canoe trip on the lake. Afterwards, you follow the road tho the west of the park, first along the ocean and then back to the innerland to Forks.
From Forks, you continue to Lake Crescent to make a hike to the Marymere Falls and to make a side trip to Hurricane Ridge. With a clear sky, you can enjoy the unforgetable panoramic view on the snow covered mountain tops. Back to the main road and further to Port Angeles. Here leace the ferries to Victoria and Vancouver Island. Lodgings In Sequim.
On the way back to Seattle, you cannot miss the Old Fort Townsend and Fort Warden. Some of the beautiful Victorian houses are still preserved. Passing little fishersmans villagers at the Puget Sound, you drive to Tacoma en further to midtown Seattle. Lodgings: Day 1 of the basic route.
Time to visit the city with for exemple: the Space Needle and the monorail, the picturesque harbour area, Pioneer Square and the "Underground City", the Sea-aquarium, and much more.
Via Everett (optional: Boeing factory), you drive to the American - Canadian border. Enjoy the beautiful panorama on the Puget Sound Islands and the high tops of the North Cascades Mountains. Arrival in Vancouver and first encounter with the city.
No visit to Western Canada is complete without a stay in the jewel of theWest Coast. This magnificent city offers everything from Asian-inspireddining, First Nations galleries and cultural events to endless public trailsand green spaces such as the expansive Stanley Park and the lowerSeawall promenade. Overnight in Vancouver.
Full day to discover the city: Stanley Park, the historic 'Gastown', the Steam Clock, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Chinatown, the Queen Elisabeth Park, Canada Place, and many more.
Today you follow the coast line along Howe Sound, which offers you beautiful and picturesque panoramic views on fjords ans little islands. Afterwards you enter the foothills of the mountains and in the Garibaldi Park, you can walk wonderful routes. Further to the beautiful Whistler and lodgings.
Passing lakes, parks and hilly meadows, you drive to Cache - Creek and Kamloops. You end the day in the area known for the fruit and vegetable production of British Colombia. Lodgings in Vernon.
From the Okanagan Valley, you drive to Revelstoke, further to Glacier National Park and the Rogers Pass. It's not as big in acres, but absolutely as big in nature, such as glaciers, rivers, high ridges. Via Golden, you reach the wonderful Icefield Parkway, which leads you right to Banff.
Start with a visit to Banff: Bow Falls, the historic Banff Springs Hotel, Lake Minnewanka, a trip to the top of Sulphur Mountain and an afternoon drive to Lake Louise, one of the most beautiful places of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy a hike around the lake and back to Banff for lodgings.
A quiet and relaxing drive through the wonderful Kootenay and Yoho National Park. The cozy town of Radium Hot Springs offers several therapeutic hot water spings and gives you an instant holiday mood.
You leave Canada passing lakes, steep mountain tops, cozy towns, through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to Kalispell, the entrance to the superb Glacier National Park.
Get up early and travel along the Going-to-the-Sun Highway, one of the most beautiful and most spectacular mountain routes in the world. You drive through the Glacier National Park from West to East and enjoy the wonderful panoramic views and stunning glaciers. Travel to Great Falls.
Today you travel south to Helena, the capital of Montana. You can visit the Historical Society Museum, Library & Archives. Also the State Capitol and the Governor's Mansion cannot be missed. Travel to Butte for lodgings.
Travel further to Yellowstone National Park, Americas first and biggest National Park and probably the most famous as well. We suggest to start with the 'North Loop' to discover the immense canyons, stormy water falls, impressive rocks and many motre. Lodgings near the park.
Spend the full day experiencing more of Yellowstone's natural wonders. Marvel at a volcano's hidden power rising up in colorful hot springs, mudpots and geysers. Explore mountains, forests and lakes to watch wildlife and witness the drama of nature and get active with a walk along park trails and boardwalks.
This morning's journey is through the rugged, snow-capped mountains which welcome you to Grand Teton National Park. Visit the Snake River Outlook and admire the stunning landscape. The prairie land is home to wild buffalo, moose and elk. The wonderful Grand Teton Park is one of the foothills of Yellowstone. Take your time for a walk or enjoy a delicous picknick on the river bank. Lodgings in Jackson.
A wonderful ride (approx. 6h) brings you via the Caribou National Forest the the center of the het Mormons in Utah, Salt Lake City. One of the biggest salt lakes in the world is situated near the city.
Discover the city and vist the Mormon Temple Square and the famous Tabernacle. Take a trip the the mountain village Park City or enjoy a few shopping hours.
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