Depart London Heathrow – 15:10
Arrive Seattle – 16:40
Journey Time – 9 hours 30 minutes
Arrive at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, pick up your car and proceed to your hotel. Discover some of the Emerald City’s attractions tonight.
Overnight – Seattle
Seattle to Vancouver 143 miles
Drive north to Vancouver, Canada’s spectacular western gateway. Discover this stunning picturesque city in the afternoon. We suggest riding the tramway to the summit of Grouse Mountain or perhaps renting a bike to tour Stanley Park.
Overnight – Vancouver
Full day at leisure in Vancouver, or we suggest a trip to the quaint provincial capital of Victoria on Vancouver Island and the famed Butchart Gardens. Return to Vancouver in the early evening.
Overnight – Vancouver
Vancouver to Fraser River Canyon to Kamloops
Today follow the path of the prospectors that went up the Fraser River Canyon on their way to the gold of the Cariboo region. In the afternoon, continue your journey through the interior of British Columbia along the Thompson River, named after the famous trapper and explorer David Thompson. Reach the rugged interior town of Kamloops by late afternoon.
Overnight – Kamloops
Kamloops to Jasper National Park
Continue north, where the beauty of Western Canada’s wilderness is apparent in the region of the Monashee Mountains. Travel famous Yellowhead Highway by Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, before reaching Jasper National Park.
Overnight – Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park to Banff
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.
Overnight – Banff
Banff to Calgary
You will have time for a leisurely stroll in Banff before continuing through the Bow River Valley to Calgary. In the afternoon, we suggest a visit to the 1988 Winter Olympics sites.
Overnight – Calgary
Calgary to Waterton Lakes to Glacier National Park to Kalispell
Drive south to beautiful Waterton Lakes National Park that shares the international boundary with Montana’s Glacier National Park. This geological wonderland encompasses 1,600 square miles of Rocky Mountain peaks, offering spectacular vistas at every twist of the road. Drive the Going-to- the-Sun Road (weather permitting) before continuing to
Overnight – Kalispell
Kalispell to Yellowstone
Travel past Flathead Lake and cross the Continental Divide through the Big Sky country of western Montana, where the Blackfoot and bison co-existed for centuries before America’s great westward expansion. Yellowstone, America’s first National Park, is today’s destination.
Overnight – Yellowstone
Yellowstone to Grand Teton to Jackson
See the dramatic peaks of the Grand Teton mountains as you drive to the rustic town of Jackson.
Overnight – Jackson
Jackson to Craters of the Moon to Twin Falls
Today drive west and visit the lunar landscape of Craters of the Moon National Monument, which boasts one of the nation’s highest concentrations of volcanic features. Continue to the awe-inspiring cascade of Shoshone Falls, called the Niagara of the West, to Twin Falls, Idaho.
Overnight – Twin Falls
Twin Falls to Oregon Trail to Boise to Pendleton
Drive through the vast Boise National Forest, where a segment of the historic Oregon Trail can be seen. Continue to Boise, The City of Trees, and Idaho’s state capital. In Baker City, we suggest to visit the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, which focuses on life along the Trail (admission not included). Continue to Pendleton, home of the yearly Pendleton Round-Up-Rodeo.
Overnight – Pendleton
Pendleton to Mt. Rainier to Yakima
Continue northwest to Yakima. This important agricultural region produces apples, cherries, pears, peaches, and apricots which are shipped to markets all around the world. Continue to Mt. Rainier National Park, an ice-clad extinct volcano towering above its surroundings.
Overnight – Yakima
Yakima to Seattle
This morning, continue to Seattle with Mt. Rainer an ever present spectacle. Arrive in the early afternoon with ample time for last minute shopping, experiencing 360-degree views from the Space Needle, or discovering the Explore Music Project Museum, a leading-edge, non-profit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture.
Overnight – Seattle
Your itinerary concludes today. Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.
Depart Seattle – 18:45
Arrive Heathrow – 11:50 (Next Day)
Journey Time – 9 hours 5 minutes