9 days in Calgary & Banff National Park Itinerary

9 days in Calgary & Banff National Park Itinerary

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1
Calgary
— 3 nights
2
Banff National Park
— 4 nights

3
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Bring the kids along to The Calgary Zoo and Calgary Tower. Change things up with a short trip to Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Heritage Park Historical Village, stroll around Fort Calgary, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Banded Peak Brewing.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Calgary online sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Calgary is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Calgary. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Manchester in September since evenings lows in Calgary dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Royal Tyrrell Museum
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The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Heritage Park Historical Village ©
Heritage Park Historical Village

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Columbia Ice Field and Icefields Parkway. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, trek along Lake Agnes, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park attractions tool.

You can drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Calgary in September, with highs in Banff National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Columbia Ice Field
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Bow Falls ©
Bow Falls

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