Northern Rockies Itinerary

Travel from Seattle to San Francisco on an overland trip. Explore the Northern Rockies, visit Reno, go hiking in Yellowstone and Yosemite, and hit San Fran.

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Day 1 Seattle

Discover the birthplace of grunge. If arriving early, perhaps enjoy a Seattle city tour to check out some of the highlights of this eccentric place.
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Day 2 Coeur d'Alene

Venture into Idaho and stop overnight in the picturesque town of Coeur d'Alene. Nestled on the stunning shores of an azure lake, Coeur d'Alene makes a delightful place for a stopover.
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Days 3-4 Glacier National Park

Cross into north-west Montana and be rewarded with captivating scenery of sculpted mountains, dramatic glaciers and glassy lakes.
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Day 5 Helena

Travel to Helena, known to some as the 'Queen City of the Rockies', and spend some time exploring this leafy gold rush town.
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Days 6-7 Yellowstone National Park

Marvel at the geological curiosities that characterise Yellowstone - bubbling geysers, sulphuric springs and colourful, boiling mud. See Old Faithful and spot herds of roaming bison. Travel to Grand Teton and discover wildlife.
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Day 8 Grand Teton National Park

Hike through incredible mountain vistas and keep an eye out for Teton’s most famous resident - the moose.
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Day 9 Jackson Hole

Get active at Jackson Hole at the gateway to Grand Teton. Choose to spend free time mountain biking, hiking or rafting on the Snake River, or take the leisurely option and explore the quaint shops and streets of this picturesque resort town.
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Day 10 Craters of the Moon National Monument

Visit Idaho Falls and explore the surreal Craters of the Moon National Monument, home to the continent's largest area of lava fields and cinder cones. Camp near Twin Falls.
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Days 11-12 Snake River Canyon/Lake Tahoe

Admire the size of Snake River Canyon before journeying to Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America.
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Days 13-14 Yosemite National Park

Follow hiking trails to see redwood trees and the colossal granite monolith, El Capitan.
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Day 15 San Francisco

Say farewell to the jam-packed Northern Rockies trip back in San Francisco. Perhaps head out to Chinatown or Fisherman's Wharf for a final group dinner.