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American & Canadian Grandeurs

Duration:19 days 18 nights
Tour Type:Self Drive Tours
Tour Activity:Nature and Landscapes
Tour Region:Mountain Region, Pacific Region (includes Hawaii and Alaska), Canada

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American & Canadian Grandeurs

Duration:19 days 18 nights
Tour Type:Self Drive Tours
Tour Activity:Nature and Landscapes
Tour Region: Mountain Region, Pacific Region (includes Hawaii and Alaska), Canada

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The American & Canadian Grandeurs tour begins in Denver and ends in San Francisco.

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Tours and holidays in Usa - American & Canadian Grandeurs

Day 1

Denver Arrival

Arrive at Denver’s International Airport and pick up the rental car. Then proceed to your hotel in downtown Denver.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Denver Arrival

Day 2

Denver

The day is at leisure to discover the mile high city.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Denver

Day 3

Denver – Jackson / driving distance: 530 mi / 845 km

Depart Denver and enter Dinosaur National Monument at the Colorado/Utah border and visit Dinosaur Quarry, which has produced more skeletons, skulls and bones of dinosaurs than any other dig in the world. Marvel at these remarkable fossil deposits, some as old as 140 million years. Continue on to explore the Flaming Gorge and Red Canyon before travelling along the Wind River Gorge. Continue north over the high chaparral of Wyoming and arrive in Jackson by early evening. Enjoy exploring the rustic Old West with a walk around the old-fashioned town square of Jackson.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Denver – Jackson / driving distance: 530 mi / 845 km

Day 4

Jackson – Grand Teton National Park – Yellowstone National Park / driving distance: 80 mi / 130 km

The short drive today gives you the chance to leisurely explore Grand Teton National Park. In Yellowstone, explore the diverse geothermal features of America’s first national park. Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs are the most famous sights of the park. Yellowstone’s wildlife roam the park freely, so prepare yourself for bison, deer, elk, moose and possibly a bear.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Jackson – Grand Teton National Park – Yellowstone National Park / driving distance: 80 mi / 130 km

Day 5

Yellowstone National Park

A full day at leisure to explore Yellowstone National Park.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Yellowstone National Park

Day 6

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

Today leave the wonders of Yellowstone behind and explore the frontier land of Montana. Arrive in the town of Missoula for overnight.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Yellowstone National Park – Missoula / driving distance: 284 mi / 454 km

Day 7

Missoula – Glacier National Park – Kalispell / driving distance: 210 mi / 340 km

Today enjoy the spectacular scenery of Glacier National Park and the Going to the Sun Highway (weather permitting). Then cross the border into Canada en route to Kalispell.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Missoula – Glacier National Park – Kalispell / driving distance: 210 mi / 340 km

Day 8

Kalispell – Kootenay National Park – Banff National Park / driving distance: 297 mi / 475 km

Today we follow the Columbia River and enter the US Rockies. Drive through Kootenay National Park, then continue on into the quaint mountain resort of Banff. This evening why not enjoy dinner at an outdoor restaurant or stroll along Banff Avenue for shopping with the scenic backdrop of the US Rockies.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Kalispell – Kootenay National Park – Banff National Park / driving distance: 297 mi / 475 km

Day 9

Banff National Park – Lake Louise – Jasper National Park / driving distance: 180 mi / 290 km

This morning journey on towards Lake Louise. This fabulous glacial Lake is one of the wonders of the Rockies. We suggest taking time for lunch at the historic Chateau Lake Louise hotel before continuing along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Banff National Park – Lake Louise – Jasper National Park / driving distance: 180 mi / 290 km

Day 10

Jasper National Park – Kamloops / driving distance: 280 mi / 450 km

Time to enjoy Jasper National Park this morning, the park is a wildlife sanctuary and home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Alberta. Drive onwards into the heart of the US Rockies on the Yellowhead Highway to Kamloops.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Jasper National Park – Kamloops / driving distance: 280 mi / 450 km

Day 11

Kamloops – Vancouver / driving distance: 268 mi / 428 km

Leave Kamloops this morning and follow the dramatic course of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers, the road clings to sheer canyon walls with turbulent waters rushing below. Reach Vancouver, considered by many as the jewel of the US Pacific in the late afternoon.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Kamloops – Vancouver / driving distance: 268 mi / 428 km

Day 12

Vancouver

A full day at leisure. We suggest a tour by ferry to the quaint provincial capital of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Visit famed Butchart Gardens and return to Vancouver in early evening.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Vancouver

Day 13

Vancouver – Seattle / driving distance: 140 mi / 224 km

Today explore the city of Vancouver before heading South to cross back into the United States and travel on to the beautiful city of Seattle. Enjoy this stunning picturesque city in the afternoon.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Vancouver – Seattle / driving distance: 140 mi / 224 km

Day 14

Seattle – Mt. Rainier National Park – Mt. St. Helens – Portland / driving distance: 269 mi / 430 km

Depart Seattle today en route to Mt. Rainier National Park, one of the outstanding scenic wonders of the Northwest. Cross the Columbia River for a stop at Mt. St. Helens that will reveal the devastation created by the 1980 eruption of this active volcano. Then continue to arrive in Portland in the evening.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Seattle – Mt. Rainier National Park – Mt. St. Helens – Portland / driving distance: 269 mi / 430 km

Day 15

Portland – Oregon Dunes – Redwood National Park / 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 which reflect the essence of Oregon and the American Spirit.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Portland – Oregon Dunes – Redwood National Park / driving distance: 350 mi / 560 km

Day 16

Redwood National Park – Mendocino / driving distance: 230 mi / 380 km

Pass former Russian fishing settlements as you continue your drive South today. The giant redwoods are protected in state and national parks that collectively are a World Heritage site.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Redwood National Park – Mendocino / driving distance: 230 mi / 380 km

Day 17

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

Follow the coastline of California north to the village of Medocino. The town of Mendocino is a Historic Preservation District on the National Register of Historic Places with a superb coastal setting and is the perfect place to linger before continuing South to San Francisco. There will be time to explore the city this evening.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Mendocino – San Francisco / driving distance: 170 mi / 280 km

Day 18

San Francisco

Enjoy a wonderful day touring the city. See places like Union Square, Golden Gate Bridge, and Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can take a short boat trip to tour infamous Alcatraz Island.

Tours and holidays in Usa - San Francisco

Day 19

San Francisco Departure

Return your rental car to the airport in time for your homeward bound flight.

Tours and holidays in Usa - San Francisco Departure

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June, July, August, September 1821


NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1-2 Denver Red Lion Hotel Denver Central
3 Jackson Point Inn & Suites
4-5 Yellowstone Brandin Iron Motel
6 Missoula Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park
7 Kalispell Red Lion Kalispell
8 Banff Quality Resort Chateau Canmore
9 Jasper Maligne Lodge
10 Kamloops Sandman Inn
11-12 Vancouver Holiday Inn Vancouver
13 Seattle Sixth Avenue Inn
14 Portland Best Western Inn At The Meadows
15 Redwood Best Western Northwoods Inn
16 Mendocino Best Western Humboldt Bay Inn
17-18 San Francisco King George Hotel

IMPORTANT NOTE
This tour crosses the U.S./Canada border. Passengers should obtain relevant visas for both nations prior to travel where necessary.