13 days in West Coast, Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Itinerary

13 days in West Coast, Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Itinerary

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Fly
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Bus to Merced, Fly to Vancouver
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jasper, Canada
— 1 night
Bus
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Banff, Canada
— 1 night
Drive to Calgary International Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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San Francisco, United States

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7

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Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour planning tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Vancouver.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Yosemite Falls ©
Must see
Yosemite Falls
4.7
Vernal Fall ©
Must see
Vernal Fall
4.8
Taft Point ©
Must see
Taft Point
4.9

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Vancouver, Canada

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): walk around Stanley Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay and then take a stroll through Granville Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver attractions site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Vancouver takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Vancouver hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
Highlights from your trip
Granville Island ©
Must see
Granville Island
4.3
English Bay ©
Water Body
English Bay
4.6

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Seattle, United States

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 11th (Thu), wander the streets of Pike Place Market, stroll around Kerry Park, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jasper.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
The Museum of Flight ©
Must see
The Museum of Flight
4.8
Pike Place Market ©
Neighborhood
Pike Place Market
4.3
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Art Museum
Chihuly Garden and Glass
4.7

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Jasper, Canada

Jasper is a specialized municipality in western Alberta, Canada. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, explore and take pictures at Angel Glacier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jasper trip planning tool.

You can drive from Seattle to Jasper in 10 hours. Traveling from Seattle to Jasper, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Jasper hover around 28°C and lows are around 7°C. You'll set off for Banff on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Jasper

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Maligne Canyon ©
Must see
Maligne Canyon
4.7
Athabasca Falls ©
Must see
Athabasca Falls
4.7
Angel Glacier ©
Hiking Trail
Angel Glacier
4.6

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Banff, Canada

The gateway to Canada's oldest national park, Banff sits in the middle of one of the world's most photogenic natural landscapes, recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Bow Valley Parkway, then steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Banff attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Jasper to Banff in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Banff, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Banff

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Bow Falls ©
Must see
Bow Falls
4.4

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