It is very late to plan for the early Aug trip (it seems that most of the hotels are sold out!), but Im trying to combine a business trip with a holiday ((12 days). I have flights booked: arrival - Vancouver, departure - Seattle . Im thinking 2 days driving from/to Vancouver/Seattle, which would leave me with 7 or 8 full days to be divided between Banff NP and Jasper, 3 days each plus 1 day driving the Icefiled highway.
So my questions are
1) which is the better route (without too much back tracking) Vancouver - Japser - Banff - Seattle or Vancouver-Banff-Japser-Seattle.
2) suggestions on the stops along the way
3) would you fit any other places to explore?
Thank you so much for your advice!