11 days in Calgary, Banff National Park & Jasper National Park Itinerary

11 days in Calgary, Banff National Park & Jasper National Park Itinerary

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1
Calgary
— 1 night
2
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
3
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights

1
night
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stop by Peasant Cheese Shop.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Calgary journey planner.

Toronto to Calgary is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, things will get slightly colder in Calgary: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Shopping
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Peasant Cheese Shop ©
Peasant Cheese Shop

5
nights
Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
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 out of town with these interesting Banff National Park side-trips: Yoho National Park (Takakkaw Falls & Emerald Lake). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, admire all the interesting features of Icefields Parkway, and cruise along Bow Valley Parkway.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Banff National Park travel route planning tool.

Getting from Calgary to Banff National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in September, expect Banff National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

3
nights
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, admire the sheer force of Tangle Creek Falls, and let the river carry you with Jasper Raft Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, you will find days in Jasper National Park are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

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