They say the west is best – so why just visit one North American country to see if that’s true? Take in the natural beauty of America’s Grand Canyon and Canada’s Banff National Park; go whale watching in Tofino; and get your glitz on in Las Vegas! Sound hectic? You’ll still get lots of free time to explore places San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. And with an itinerary that plays like the greatest hits of North America, you’ll get the most bang for your buck.
Day 1 Los Angeles
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Los Angeles/Lake Havasu (1D)
Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of California’s most glamourous city. Hike among the boulders and famous Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.
Day 3 Lake Havasu/Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the mighty Grand Canyon. Take short hikes and enjoy sunset at the edge of the canyon.
Day 4 Grand Canyon/Las Vegas (1B)
Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. Travel Route 66, then explore Las Vegas along the strip and opt for a VIP party limo experience.
Day 5 Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas (1L, 1D)
Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park.
Day 6 Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Discover Yosemite’s peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows.
Day 7 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L)
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America’s most popular cities. Opt to take a cable car ride over the steep hills, rent a bike to explore the city on wheels, or set sail into the setting sun.
Day 8 San Francisco/Calgary
Bid farewell to the States and fly north of the border to Calgary. Opt to meet new members of the group at an evening welcome meeting.
Day 9 Calgary/Banff (1L)
Discover the beautiful town of Banff; view wildlife, take a gondola ride, or hike up a mountain for spectacular views.
Day 10 Banff/Lake Louise (1B, 1L, 1D)
Gaze at the beauty of Lake Louise, and hike to the Agnes Lake Tea House or along the Six Glaciers Trail.
Day 11 Lake Louise (1B, 1L, 1D)
Head into Yoho National Park and visit the mighty Tekakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake. Opt to go whitewater rafting in the afternoon.
Day 12 Lake Louise/Jasper (1B, 1L, 1D)
Make the stunning drive to Jasper via the Icefield Parkway. Visit beautiful Peyto Lake, and stop at Columbia Icefield Centre before arriving in Jasper in the evening.
Day 13 Jasper (1B, 1L, 1D)
Stroll through Maligne Canyon and explore the surrounding area of Jasper. In the afternoon, head back to check out the lively mountain town.
Day 14 Jasper/Wells Gray Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Stop at Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Rockies, en route to Wells Gray PP.
Day 15 Wells Gray Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Head out for an exciting day of canoeing in the Canadian wilderness. Stop at some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the park, including the world famous Helmcken Falls.
Day 16 Wells Gray Park/Whistler (1B, 1L, 1D)
Drive through dense woods into the Canadian desert and finally to the beautiful coastal mountains.
Day 17 Whistler (1B, 1L)
Wake up in one of Canada’s greatest natural playgrounds. Go for a hike in the morning, then enjoy a free afternoon to relax or explore more of Whistler and its surroundings.
Day 18 Whistler/Tofino (1B, 1D)
Take a ferry€ross to Vancouver Island. Stroll the trails beneath ancient Douglas firs in MacMillan Provincial Park. Arrive in time for a gorgeous sunset.
Day 19 Tofino (1B, 1L, 1D)
Search for orcas on a half-day whale watching tour by Zodiac. In the afternoon, enjoy free time and take in Tofino’s unique blend of fisher-meets-surfer vibe.
Day 20 Tofino/Victoria (1B, 1L)
Travel south down Vancouver Island to British Columbia’s capital, Victoria. Take a stroll around the city and absorb the West Coast vibe.
Day 21 Victoria/Vancouver (1B)
Take a ferry back onto the mainland. Trip ends upon arrival to Vancouver. Opt to spend the afternoon exploring this beautiful, easy-going city.
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