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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Calgary
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Banff National Park
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Jasper National Park
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Calgary

Calgary ©

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site and Horsethief Canyon. Visit Bar U Ranch National Historic Site and Heritage Park Historical Village for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calgary: Little Chicago - Royalties Monument (in Longview), Sundre Golf Course (in Sundre) and Mt. Lorette Ponds (in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Calgary Pathway System, learn about all things military at The Military Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Knox United Church, and get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Calgary vacation app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Calgary International Airport. May in Calgary sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site ©
Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site
Horsethief Canyon ©
Horsethief Canyon
Upper Kananaskis Lake ©
Upper Kananaskis Lake

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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.
On the 31st (Sun), hike along Sentinel Pass and then explore the activities along Lake Agnes. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Plain of Six Glaciers and then take in the awesome beauty at Big Beehive.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Calgary to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in May, expect Banff National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 56°F and 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Pass ©
Sentinel Pass
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Athabasca River, Whistlers Peak, Spirit Island, and other attractions you added. On the 2nd (Tue), explore the activities along Medicine Lake, explore the activities along Athabasca River, head off the coast to Spirit Island, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistlers Peak, then hike along Mount Edith Cavell Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Sunwapta Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Angel Glacier, take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Edith Cavell, and then explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park road 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 June, you will find days in Jasper National Park are somewhat warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Medicine Lake ©
Medicine Lake
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

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