National Parks of the Northwest US

Classic, Seattle to Seattle

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Imagine a two-week breath of fresh air and you've summed up this 15-day tour of some of the greatest American national parks. 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 up, this trip has it all. Combining hiking in parks big and small, savouring artisanal doughnuts, and relaxing in cowboy bars, this whirlwind trip is the answer for anyone looking for a true adventure away from home.

What’s included

  • Mt Rainier National Park visit
  • Coeur d'Alene stop
  • Glacier NP visits
  • Yellowstone NP visits
  • Grand Teton NP visit
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument visit
  • Crater Lake NP visit
  • All transport to/from included activities and between all destinations

Highlights

  • Get inspired by wilderness in the rockies
  • Watch geysers erupt in yellowstone
  • Indulge in craft beer in laid-back oregon
  • Get a taste for the northwest's majestic national parks
  • Visit quirky towns and funky cities.

Itinerary

Day 1 Seattle There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Seattle/Mount 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 Bench/Snow Lake Trail. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Mount Rainier National Park/Wallace Continue east through the state of Washington. Check out scenic Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, en route to the quirky, small town of Wallace. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
Day 4 Wallace/Glacier National Park (1D) Enjoy the drive into Montana, and head to Glacier National Park for the first night of camping in Big Sky Country. Included Activities: Glacier National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.50 hours)
Day 5 Glacier National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) With over 20 glaciers and 200 lakes and streams, Glacier National Park is a must see. Choose from 730 miles of hiking trails to really enjoy this majestic park. Included Activities: Glacier National Park Visit
Day 6 Glacier National Park/Bozeman (1B, 1L) Drive south to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Enjoy a hotel night before carrying on to Yellowstone. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
Day 7 Bozeman/Yellowstone National Park (1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Yellowstone Northern Loop Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Day 8 Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Yellowstone NP Visit
Day 9 Yellowstone National Park/Jackson (1B) Cross the Continental Divide, and enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive. Stop at Grand Teton National Park and take in the tranquil surroundings. In the late afternoon, reach Jackson and marvel at the town square’s elk antler arches. In the evening, enjoy a night out with a true wild western atmosphere at the One Million Dollar Bar. Included Activities: Grand Teton National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
Day 10 Jackson/Boise Start heading west to Boise, Idaho, stopping at Craters of the Moon National Monument en route. Included Activities: Craters of the Moon National Monument Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
Day 11 Boise/Bend 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. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
Day 12 Bend/Eugene 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. Included Activities: Crater Lake National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Day 13 Eugene/Portland Drive 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. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
Day 14 Portland/Seattle Enjoy the morning in Portland before travelling back to Seattle. Opt to go for a final dinner with the group. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.50 hours, 280km)
Day 15 Seattle With so much to see and do here, opt to extend your stay and see more. Included Activities: Departure Day
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