9 days in Calgary & Banff National Park Itinerary

9 days in Calgary & Banff National Park Itinerary

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Calgary
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Banff National Park
— 2 nights
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Calgary
— 3 nights

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Calgary

— 3 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Calgary is known for fun & games, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo, contemplate the long history of Heritage Park Historical Village, look for gifts at Peasant Cheese Shop, and admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Calgary online travel planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Calgary. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Banff National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentinel Pass, and cruise along Bow Valley Parkway.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in July, Banff National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Calgary

— 3 nights

Stampede City

On your second day here, learn about all things military at The Military Museums, then see the interesting displays at Gasoline Alley Museum, then walk around Fish Creek Provincial Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Minhas Brewery.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Calgary online road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Calgary takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Calgary, with lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
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