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
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Bus to Merced, Fly to Vancouver
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Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
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
— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning site.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

2
nights

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 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and then stroll through Gaylor Lake.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
Highlights from your trip
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Must see
Tuolumne Meadows
4.7
Gaylor Lake ©
Water Body
Gaylor Lake
4.4

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, stroll around Stanley Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Granville Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver tour website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Vancouver by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Vancouver are little chillier (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
Granville Island ©
Neighborhood
Granville Island
4.3
Vancouver Seawall
Geologic Formation
Vancouver Seawall
4.8

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seattle driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Vancouver to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Jasper.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
4.7
Pike Place Market ©
Neighborhood
Pike Place Market
4.3
The Museum of Flight ©
Specialty Museum
The Museum of Flight
4.8

1
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Jasper, Canada

Jasper is a specialized municipality in western Alberta, Canada. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel Glacier, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper online route planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Jasper in 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Jasper hover around 28°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Banff.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
Highlights from your trip
Maligne Canyon ©
Must see
Maligne Canyon
4.7
Athabasca Falls ©
Must see
Athabasca Falls
4.7
Sunwapta Falls ©
Must see
Sunwapta Falls
4.6

2
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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 14th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, then steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and finally admire the sheer force of Bow Falls. On the next day, hike along Johnston Canyon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Minnewanka.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Banff online road trip planner.

Take a bus from Jasper to Banff in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Banff

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Bow Falls ©
Must see
Bow Falls
4.4
Johnston Canyon ©
Must see
Johnston Canyon
4.7

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