10 days in Glacier National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park & Banff National Park Itinerary

10 days in Glacier National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park & Banff National Park Itinerary

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Glacier National Park, United States
— 3 nights
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
— 1 night
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights

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Glacier National Park, United States

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and trek along Swiftcurrent Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park day trip planning tool.

Dallas to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Dallas to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be cooler, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 85°F. You will leave for Waterton Lakes National Park on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

Waterton Lakes National Park ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bear's Hump. On the 20th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton Lake National Park and then head outdoors with Bear's Hump.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Waterton Lakes National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to Waterton Lakes National Park. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect nights in Waterton Lakes National Park to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. You'll set off for Banff National Park on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
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Bear's Hump ©
Bear's Hump
Waterton Lake National Park ©
Waterton Lake National Park

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Banff National Park, Canada

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.
Plain of Six Glaciers has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park to see Takakkaw Falls about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Louise, take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and let the river carry you with Hydra River Guides.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Waterton Lakes National Park to Banff National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Banff National Park is little chillier than Waterton Lakes National Park - with highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Takakkaw Falls
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Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise
Lake Louise

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