10 days in Canada & Glacier National Park Itinerary

10 days in Canada & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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Fly to Edmonton, Bus to Jasper National Park
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park of Canada, Canada
— 1 night
Drive
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Yoho National Park, Canada
— 1 night
Drive
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kootenay National Park, Canada
— 1 night
Drive
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Jasper National Park, Canada

— 2 nights
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bald Hills, then explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, and finally hike along Old Fort Point Loop Trail. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Columbia Ice Field, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip planning tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Jasper National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Jasper National Park are little chillier (75°F), and nights are colder (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park of Canada.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Glacier National Park of Canada, Canada

— 1 night
Glacier National Park of Canada shelters free roaming, protected wildlife, from foxes to cougars.
On the 22nd (Thu), trek along Loop Brook Trail, see the interesting displays at Rogers Pass Discovery Centre, and then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park of Canada travel route planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Glacier National Park of Canada by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, Glacier National Park of Canada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park of Canada

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
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Yoho National Park, Canada

— 1 night
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
On the 23rd (Fri), hike along Wapta Falls, contemplate the long history of Burgess Shale, then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yoho National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park of Canada to Yoho National Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Glacier National Park of Canada in August, expect Yoho National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Banff National Park, Canada

— 2 nights
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): trek along Sentinel Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Agnes, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Herbert Lake.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park day trip planning app.

Banff National Park is just a stone's throw from Yoho National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Banff National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kootenay National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Kootenay National Park, Canada

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Paint Pots and then stroll through Stanley Glacier.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kootenay National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Kootenay National Park takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 44°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Kootenay National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

— 1 night
Established in the 1890s and named after a celebrated Victorian naturalist, Waterton Lakes National Park encompasses a variety of landscapes that include mountains, freshwater wetlands, prairie grasslands, aspen forests, and lakes.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): trek along Crypt Lake Trail, stroll through Bertha Falls, then admire the sheer force of Cameron Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Waterton Lake.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Waterton Lakes National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Kootenay National Park to Waterton Lakes National Park in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Glacier National Park, United States

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, then hike along Highline Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Waterton Lakes National Park to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in August, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.