Creating the itinerary in the western part of Canada was not so easy, in fact there is still little information online to be able to organize everything independently. At the same time, however, I found 2-3 blogs that perfectly describe this tour and, thanks to these tips, I managed to make my ideal road trip.
I can’t wait to tell you everything day by day, showing you the exact tour of my on-the-road trip!
Canada’s nature has always fascinated me, I was just waiting for the right time to go and this moment arrived in August! I had the chance to visit a dear friend in Vancouver, so I decided to start my Western Canada itinerary from here: this great city was the first stop on my Canadian road trip!
I organized the Canadian tour thanks to the valuable advices of some travel bloggers. They wrote their experience in Canada, the things not to miss, how to move, a thousand tips on how to deal with excursions and so on. I also used the official web sites of Canadian places or attractions very much.
Usually plan a good road trip takes a lot of time, so after defining a general itinerary , I was able to book the hotels and organizing every day step by step.
4 months before departure, I bought the flights with the airline company SWISS, which I found very convenient and on time, and I booked the accommodations as usual on booking.com and some apartments on airbnb.
The best thing about organizing an on-the-road trip is the advantage to create it tailor-made for you! ♥
Travel Tipology: Road Trip
Period: August, 18 Days
Countries I Visited: British Columbia and Alberta in Canada; Washington in the States.
Airline Company: SWISS, VCE-ZRH-YVR and YYV-ZRH-VCE, ticket price 1.000 € pp.
Hotels and Motels: 6 booked on booking.com, 2 on airbnb.com and 1 on the official website. 16 night price: 1.000 € pp.
Insurance: Columbus Assicurazioni – 80€ pp.
ETA and ESTA: 7 € on the official website ETA, and 14 € on the official website ESTA, essential to enter Canada and the States.
Car: Jeep booked on rentalcars.com, total price for 14 days, 1.200 € (additional driver, complete protection, including GPS)
Total km traveled: 2.100 km
Fuel: about 300 €
Hours spent in the car: 23
Currency: Canadian and US Dollars. Cash and credit cards accepted.
1° day: departure from Venice and arrival in Vancouver
2° day: Vancouver
3° day: Vancouver
4° day: Vancouver
5° day: Seattle
6° day: Seattle
7° day: Whistler (motel in Pemberton)
8° day: Joffre Lakes NP (motel in Kamloops)
9° day: River Safari (motel in Valemount)
10° day: Maligne Canyon + Maligne Lake + Jasper
11° day: Valley of the 5 Lakes + Pyramid Lakes + Jasper
12° day: Athabascia Glacier + Peyto Lake + Lake Luoise town
13° day: Emerald Lake + Moraine Lake
14° day: Lake Luoise + Banff
15° day: Canmore + Nordic SPA
16° day: Calgary
17° day: departure from Calgary
18° day: arrival in Venice
What do you think? Do you inspire my Western Canada Itinerary? As soon as possible I would like to deepen them, so as to allow you to make your Canadian tour in the best way. I will try to write you the advices I missed before leaving and all the things / places that you cannot leave out. Now I show you some photos … I hope they will make you want to go there ♥