12 days in Calgary, Banff National Park & Vancouver Itinerary

12 days in Calgary, Banff National Park & Vancouver Itinerary

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Calgary
— 3 nights
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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
3
Vancouver
— 4 nights

3
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Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at The Military Museums and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower, and then work some fitness into your day at Calgary Pathway System.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Calgary day trip planning site.

Los Angeles, USA to Calgary is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In June, Calgary is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 69°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum
The Military Museums ©
The Military Museums
Calgary Pathway System ©
Calgary Pathway System

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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.
River Rafting & Tubing has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Moraine Lake and Bow Falls. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Willock & Sax Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Banff National Park driving holiday app.

You can take a bus from Calgary to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Calgary in June; daily highs in Banff National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 38°F. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Bow Falls ©
Bow Falls
River Rafting & Tubing

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Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Granville Island and Britannia Mine Museum. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Kitsilano Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Brandywine Falls Provincial Park (in Whistler) and Crescent Beach (in Surrey). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, admire the landmark architecture of Bloedel Conservatory, and visit Gastown.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Vancouver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vancouver when traveling from Banff National Park in July, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Britannia Mine Museum, Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, Grouse Mountain, Crescent Beach
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

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