My husband and I are planning to go to both Western and Eastern Canada, we plan to fly in to Vancouver on 21 May, then do the Rockie Mountain Trip by driving to Calgary, from Calgary fly to Montreal. I would be very appreciated to have all your advise and suggestion on my itineraries + accommodation.
MY ITINERARY FROM VANCOUVER TO CALGARY
1. 21 May 2014 -Arrive Vancouver 13:10 pm.
2. 22 May 2014 -Vancouver
3. 23 May 2014 -Vancouver
4. 24 May 2014 -Kamloops (Drive about 4 hrs from Vancouver)
5. 25 May 2014 -Jasper (Drive about 5 hrs from Kamloops),* Drive to Jasper (with
two hour detour at Clearwater to see Helmcken Falls in Wells Gray Provincial Park)
6. 26 May 2014 -From Jasper to Lakes Louise (Drive 2.5 hrs) & Banff (Drive about
3 hrs) from Jasper. Take the Icefields Parkway (Hwy #93), Stay in Lake Louise, Banff townsite or Canmore.
From the chosen base, explore the Canmore - Banff townsite - Lake Louise - Yoho National Park area.
8. 27 May 2014 -Banff
Explore the Lake Louise area ( Moraine Lake and the lake of Lake Louise). If do a half-day hike in the Moraine Lake / Lake Louise area, that's about all be able to fit in. If do not hike, add a visit to Yoho National Park to the west of Lake Louise. There can see the Spiral Tunnels, Takakkaw Falls, the natural bridge over the Kicking Horse River, and Emerald Lake.
9. 28 May 2014 -Banff, leaving late to stay in Calgary, preferable accommodation
which walkable or got free shuttle to Airport.
10. 29 May 2014 -Fly to Montreal at about 10:00 am.
Is it too rush for my itineraries to travel all these place? Or any place I should drop or add? Is it a wise choice to rent a car straight after arriving Vancouver at the airport? Or I should rent a car after touring Vancouver? Or it is better to travel by public transportation in these area?