Imagine a two-week breath of fresh air and you’ve pretty well summed up this 15-day tour of some of the greatest American national parks there are. With big city fun in buzzing Seattle and funky Portland, unique and quirky small towns like Wallace and Jackson, and all the stunning western grandeur your eyes can soak in, this trip has it all. Combining hiking in parks big and small, sipping craft brews, savouring artisanal donuts, dipping your toes in the Pacific Ocean, and relaxing in cowboy bars, this whirlwind trip is the answer for anyone looking for a true adventure away from home.
Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
SeattleMount Rainier National Park
Drive to nearby Mt Rainier National Park. Explore the park on one of the many hiking trails, including the Skyline, Nisqually Vista, or BenchSnow Lake Trail.
Mount Rainier National ParkWallace
Continue east through the state of Washington. Check out scenic Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, en route to the quirky, small town of Wallace.
WallaceGlacier National Park
Enjoy the drive into Montana, and head to Glacier National Park for the first night of camping in Big Sky Country.
Glacier National Park
Explore Glacier NP with its many glaciers, lakes and streams. Opt to drive Going-to-the-Sun Road and reach the Continental Divide.
Glacier National ParkBozeman
Drive south to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Enjoy a hotel night before carrying on to Yellowstone.
BozemanYellowstone National Park
Spend the day driving through the northern section of Yellowstone National Park. The ride can be slow-going due to all the stopping for bears, elk and bison that may cozy up to the road. Soak in the scenery before camping just outside the park.
Yellowstone National Park
Continue exploring more sections of the park, home to the most wild animals in the US. Check out waterfalls, take short hikes and lay eyes on Old Faithful.
Yellowstone National ParkJackson
Spend the morning driving through Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks before reaching the fun, cowboy town of Jackson Hole. Opt to check out some hikes nearby, do some shopping or check out cool cafs. In the evening, opt to whet the whistle at a cowboy bar.
Start heading west to Boise, Idaho, stopping at Craters of the Moon National Monument en route.
Continue on to Bend, Oregon, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the US. Arrive in time to explore a bit of the town.
Leave early to spend a few hours at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Enjoy a short hike in the area before continuing on to the university town of Eugene.
Enjoy an included excursion to a nearby coastal town to relax on the beach or try a sand boarding excursion. Feel free to opt out and spend the day exploring more of Eugene.
Drive the final stretch north to the city of Portland. One of the most popular cities to visit north of California on the West Coast, Portland is artsy, funky and full of great eating and drinking options. Spend the afternoon getting to know this charming city.
Depart at any time.