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34 | AUDLEY TRAVELLER | www.audley.co.uk/usaThe areas either side of the US and Canada border are home to a multitude of fantastic spots. Our specialists share their favourite trips, which allow you to see the best of both countriesA fine line

AUDLEY TRAVELLER | 35USA & CANADAFOR SPECTACULAR COASTLINEEmma Jenkins (USA) and Sam Lambert (Canada) Overview: Explore San Francisco's many attractions then head into the countryside, taking in the Napa Valley and the striking Cascade Mountains. Cross into British Columbia for whale watching in Victoria as well as exploring the coastal city of Vancouver.Emma:  e iconic ci of San Francisco, with its hilly s eets, cable cars and the Golden Gate Bridge, is a great start to a  ip. Just a short drive north lie the gently undula ng vineyards of the Napa Valley and Sonoma Coun . Magni cent stands of giant redwood  ees line your drive along the northern California coast and breathtaking coastal scenery con nues as you enter the state of Oregon. Heading inland you will then visit one of my favourite places, Crater Lake Na onal Park in the Cascade Mountains.  is vivid-blue lake has been sacred for the local Klamath na ve Americans for millennia and today is a haven for wildlife and walking enthusiasts. Con nuing your drive into the Cascade Mountains, you will stay for a few nights in the li le mountain town of Bend, with magni cent vistas in all direc ons and white-water ra ing, mountain biking, rock climbing and  shing on o er. Just a two-hour drive north is bohemian Portland, where a largely  ee public  ansporta on system makes ge ng around very easy and where there is a vibrant live music scene.You then head back to the coast for a stay at Cannon Beach (le ), one of the most scenic beaches in western USA.  e magni cent scenery con nues as you drive north to Olympic Na onal Park in northwest Washington state. Here, temperate rainforests shelter enormous herds of Roosevelt elk and deserted beaches are piled high with dri wood. Sam: It is then a quick and easy ferry  ip  om Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula to Victoria, the capital of the Canadian province of Bri sh Columbia. Don't miss taking a whale-watching  ip here - there are resident pods of orca during summer months. A two-hour ferry  ip takes you to Vancouver on the Bri sh Columbia mainland where my highlights are the totem poles of Stanley Park, Chinatown and historic Gastown.From Vancouver, drive south, crossing the border back into the USA and arriving in the ci of Sea le. GET STARTEDAn 18 day tailor-made trip to the USA and Canada taking in the places featured above starts from £2,550pp. BDACABCDFor Spectacular CoastlineFor Maritime SeascapesFor Mountain LoversFor Cities & Landscapes0200 miles0320 kilometresDACABCDFor Spectacular CoastlineFor Maritime SeascapesFor Mountain LoversFor Cities & LandscapesTime zone: GMT-5 to GMT-8Flight time from the UK: 7-10 hoursWhen to go: The northern regions of the USA and southernmost parts of Canada are best visited during our summer, between May and September, when the weather is usually warm and sunny; mountainous areas can be chilly and wet even during summer months.In brief: The landscapes of these regions vary enormously, from impressive mountains to rugged coastlines. There are also dynamic cities and pretty villages to explore, along with a wealth of activities to suit every taste.Glacier National ParkCraterLakeFingerLakesQuébecMontréalNiagara FallsTorontoHalifaxJasperBanffCalgaryPortlandVictoriaSeattleVancouverLos AngelesSan FranciscoBostonNew YorkCANADAUSABDACABCDFor Spectacular CoastlineFor Maritime SeascapesFor Mountain LoversFor Cities & Landscapes0200 miles0320 kilometresThere are some wonderful experiences to be had around the border between the USA and Canada. Our USA and Canada teams work closely together when planning these cross-border trips meaning you get the benefit of two specailsits' knowledge. From national parks galore for mountain lovers to the best places to see autumn colours - our specialists pair up to share their favourite journeys.ABCD