My two daughters and I are planning a trip next month to Seattle and Vancouver. I have several thoughts in my head, but not sure which would be the best bang for the buck. The good thing is we are flexible and have 11 days for travel. We want to visit Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Jasper, Banff. Yes, we want to see and do it all! The problem is I'm not sure how to arrange it. We thought about renting an RV (concerned about cost, gas, camp grounds, dumping stations, etc) once in Vancouver due to some of our trip involves travel outside the city for a few days. If we don't rent an RV I'm also confused on how to plan accomidations on a timeline at other destination points (Jasper, Banff). Another thought is to book a 3/4 day Rockies (Jasper, Banff etc) guided tour and with who on the back end of the trip. Only problem with this is we would be on their timeline and if we wanted to stay longer at a particular location we are SOL.. Lol. Also, if we wanted to do excursions, how would we add those in with a guided tour? Would love to have down time either at Lake Moraine, Lake Louise, Hot Springs, etc. I think I read about cabins close to Lake Moraine, we would love to spend a night there!!
However, on the other hand with guided tours I do like the the fact everything is planned and hotels are included. No thinking involved in the process!!
So.... With all being said I'm not sure how to plan this trip. We only have a little over a month to do so and my itenarry is getting no where! What or how is the best way to plan this trip, the cheapest, and to get the best bang for the buck?!? Please please we need help!!
PS. I have read that renting an RV may not be a cheap as it sounds!!! Suggestions?!?