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  1. Default 40 Bday Trip Seattle Vancouver Glacier Yellowstone

    So for my 40th birthday my boyfriend and I are doing a trip to Seattle Washington to Canada and possibly a few national parks in other states. We have a total of 14 days....Some ideas we have are Mt. Ranier, Olympic Park, North Cascades for the Seattle Area. We want to take a train ride to Vancouver and possibly Victoria. We would also like to go to Glaciers National Park, Yellowstone, Grand Teton. Any ideas on how to do this and if there are other places we should see in these areas. Ideas on how many days at each place.

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    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

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    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    The first big question is when are you planning to do this trip? You put it in Fall and Winter, and as such you could find that much of what you want to see at Glacier and Yellowstone could already be closed for the season.

    You also need to think about how much time you want to be on the road and how much time you want to be exploring. That's most important for Glacier and Yellowstone because they are so far away from everything else. You're basically looking at 4 full days of driving to get from Seattle to Glacier to Yellowstone and back to Seattle. Basically, exploring those 2 parks and the drive from Seattle could take up 2 weeks alone quite easily.

    The other things are much more compact and can easily be done in 2 weeks, or you could do some of them in conjunction with Glacier/Yellowstone, but probably not all of them. But the first thing you need to figure out is your own priorities, which things you want to see most, and if you are just looking to take a quick look at things, or if you want to really get a feel for the places you'll be visiting.

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