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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Denderleeuw (city of lions), Near Brussels

    Default Vancouver > Banff > Yellowstone ?


    I'm planning a road trip for next year and need some help!
    It's not a round/return trip, just from A to B.
    Max 1700 miles (2800 km).

    I thought:
    (flight from home to seattle)
    - seattle
    - vancouver
    - kamloops, jasper, banff
    - calgary
    - glacier national park
    - yellowstone national park
    - grand teton national park
    - jackson
    (flight from jackson back home)

    I can combine all these in a nice trip.

    2 citytrips after each other are maybe too busy or exhausting. Certainly in the beginning of the trip.
    Maybe I skip seattle and add some days for another national park?

    Maybe I should do another route? From Seattle via Mt raineer national park, to yellowstone?
    - via Baker City, Boise, Twin Falls, ...
    or via - Spokane, Missoula,...

    And than from Yellowstone upwards to Banff,...
    I should ride via Missoula, Bigfork and Kalispell or via Great Falls, Shelby and Browning?

    Are there any roadtrip books for that specific region?

    Thanks !

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Whatever You Want

    Any of the possible routes you mention would make a wonderful RoadTrip, so the real question is: Which appeals most to you? Assuming that the first one you described is your preference and that you have sufficient time to make it comfortably, one addition/change that you might look at to address your concern about too much urban travel at the beginning would be to initially head west from Seattle, taking a ferry to, say, Bremerton, and exploring the Olympic Peninsula. You could then take another ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria for a more modest sized and (in my opinion) more visitor friendly city. Only then take yet a third ferry over to Tsawwassen and begin the Canadian portion of your trip. As for tour books specific to that region, I think you'll have a problem finding a single such book covering the area you're interested in and should be looking instead for two or three such books covering the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Make sure that you can rent a car in Seattle with Canadian privileges that can be dropped off in Jackson. Expect a hefty one-way dropoff fee.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Denderleeuw (city of lions), Near Brussels


    I changed plans :)

    I made 2 google maps to show how I changed it:
    From Banff to Jackson: click here.
    From Reno to San Fran: click here.

    Can someone give tips in those regions ? What would I miss in those regions if I just stay on track?

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