Glaciers and Geysers
Glaciers and Geysers
Experience all the natural wonders that the American Northwest has to offer on this spectacular road trip that takes from the Pacific coastline of Seattle to the heart of Utah, Salt Lake City.
On this fly-drive holiday you will experience THREE national parks, each one packed with natural beauty and mystery. In addition, you will visit the beautiful lakeside town of Coeur d’Alene and Yakima in the beautiful Washington Wine Country. There is something for everyone on this once in a lifetime road trip.
This itinerary is flexible and can be tailor-made to suit you; if you want to add extra days in one area, extend the holiday or maybe change the direction of travel. Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.
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Itinerary (16 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Arrive into this beautiful waterfront city bustling with life, check into your hotel before getting...
Arrive into this beautiful waterfront city bustling with life, check into your hotel before getting started with your holiday. Enjoy fresh and tasty treats at the famous Pike Place Market, experience the wonder of the Chihuly Gardens & Glass or head to the top of the Space Needle for spectacular views of Seattle and beyond. Get into the spirit of the Northwest with a ferry across to Bainbridge Island for some delicious food and stunning views.
2 nights in Seattle
Seattle to Woodinville
Collect your car from downtown Seattle for the short drive to Woodinville, home to many...
Collect your car from downtown Seattle for the short drive to Woodinville, home to many over 130 wineries. You might like to visit Chateau Ste. Michelle, one of the largest wineries in the state, or Kiona Vineyards, which is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon.
1 night in Woodinville
Woodinville to Yakima
Today, following the Interstate 90, you will cross the beautiful 3,015 feet Snoqualmie Pass in...
Today, following the Interstate 90, you will cross the beautiful 3,015 feet Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascade Range of Washington State, famous for its views of stunning snowcapped peaks, before driving onto Yakima in the heart of the wine country. The valley is home to more than 90 wineries and five American Viticulture Areas. The city is also known for its apple orchards: it produces about half the apples grown in the United States! The city was founded in 1883 and was named after the Yakima tribe who were the original inhabitants of the area: you can explore some of its history in the Yakima Valley Museum.
2 nights in Yakima
Yakima to Coeur d'Alene
Your drive today will be about 3 ½ hours through farmland and the big city...
to Coeur d'Alene
Your drive today will be about 3 ½ hours through farmland and the big city of Spokane. Follow the river trail before travelling on to the beautiful lakeside town of Coeur d’Alene, known for its scenic beauty, mild climate, and outdoor recreation opportunities. The city is home to a number of golf courses, hiking trails, and beaches. There are also several casinos in the area.
1 night in Coeur d’Alene
Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park
Set off from Coeur d’Alene today to the town of Whitefish where you will spend...
to Glacier National Park
Set off from Coeur d’Alene today to the town of Whitefish where you will spend the next three nights. Whitefish is the gateway to one of America’s truly great natural wonders, the Glacier National Park. Along the Canadian border in northeast Montana, Glacier National Park is renowned for its stunning scenery, including towering mountains, pristine lakes, and abundant wildlife. The park is home to over 700 species of plants and animals, including grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and wolves. One of the most popular attractions in Glacier National Park is the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which winds its way through the park’s mountains offering stunning views of the park’s scenery and is a popular spot for hiking, biking, and car touring. There are miles of hiking trails ranging from easy walks to challenging treks, fishing for salmon and trout and, of course, sitting and enjoying the scenery.
3 nights in Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park to Missoula
Today you will head south beyond Flathead Lake and the Mission Mountains. One the way...
Glacier National Park
Today you will head south beyond Flathead Lake and the Mission Mountains. One the way to Missoula you may wish to stop off at the fascinating Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana to really get a feel for your surroundings before you arrive in Missoula itself, a town known for its charming western feel.
1 night in Missoula
Missoula to Yellowstone National Park
Head south today toward the iconic Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first ever national park...
Yellowstone National Park
Head south today toward the iconic Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first ever national park established in 1872. This is a legendary place known the world over for its stunning geysers, (over 10,000 hydrothermal features including Old Faithful) mysterious lakes and graceful waterfalls. To experience the best that Yellowstone has to offer drive the grand loop road, looking out for wildlife such as bison, elk, bears and bighorn sheep as you go. The road is 230 miles long and connects many of the parks more popular attractions so it will take at least two days to negotiate, partly because driving is very slow due to the speed limit and the amount of wildlife jams you will encounter. An excellent alternative to your car is on foot on one of Yellowstone’s many spectacular hiking routes.
3 nights in Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole
A short drive south today will take you along the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial...
Yellowstone National Park
to Jackson Hole
A short drive south today will take you along the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway through the Grand Teton Mountain Range to Jackson Hole, which will be your base from which to explore Yellowstone’s impressive neighbour, Grand Teton National Park. Take a couple of days to explore this beautiful alpine park with its crystal-clear lakes and stunning peaks. There are also plenty of activities such as water sports, golf and hiking to keep everyone entertained. The National Museum of Wildlife Art is well worth a visit as well.
2 nights in Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City
Today you will leave the wilderness behind and cross the border into Utah, before making...
Salt Lake City
Today you will leave the wilderness behind and cross the border into Utah, before making your way to the state capital, Salt Lake City which has an impressive mountain back drop as well as plenty of museums and sights like Temple Square. This is where you journey ends, so return your car and take your time to enjoy the city before heading home or onto your next destination with Frontier Travel.
1 night in Salt Lake City
J Smith - Travelled New York to Toronto
I have just returned from a tailor made holiday made possible by Jeannette Dembrey. This was the first time I had ever organised such a major holiday and as it was a gift for my children after my retirement it was really important to get things right. I went to quite a few agencies but Jeannette was way better than any of the people who I spoke to. She was so professional and wanted me to get the best from the money I could afford. The holiday was absolutely amazing and everything went like clockwork. Jeannette had thought of everything even the connections between places and the things we would do in each town. We stayed in 6 hotels altogether starting in New York and ending in Toronto. I am amazed at how smoothly it went. Even my son who has travelled all over the world was impressed with the way things had been organised. I cannot praise Jeannette enough for her professionalism. Thank you Jeannette. I would recommend you to anyone with the satisfaction of knowing that you did an amazing job. Thank you.