29 days in Canada, Glacier National Park & Holland Itinerary

29 days in Canada, Glacier National Park & Holland Itinerary

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Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
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Yoho National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
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Calgary, Canada
— 1 day
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park, United States
— 5 nights
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Holland, United States
— 4 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada — 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Bow Valley Parkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Johnston Canyon, and contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park journey planning website.

Hershey, USA to Banff National Park is an approximately 36-hour car ride. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hershey to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hershey in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Yoho National Park.
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Yoho National Park, Canada — 2 nights

Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake, hike along Iceline Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): trek along Paget Peak, then stroll through Burgess Shale, and then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yoho National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jasper National Park.
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Jasper National Park, Canada — 5 nights

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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, admire all the interesting features of Highway 93A, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, and admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jasper National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yoho National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Yoho National Park in July, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Calgary.
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Calgary, Canada — 1 day

Stampede City

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 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Heritage Park Historical Village and then stop by Peasant Cheese Shop.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Calgary travel planner.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Calgary in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jasper National Park in July since evenings lows in Calgary dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Waterton Lakes National Park.
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon, explore the activities along Cameron Lake, and then wander the streets of Waterton Village. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Waterton Lake National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterton Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Waterton Lakes National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Waterton Lakes National Park sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park, United States — 5 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 15th (Sat), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, and hike along Trail of the Cedars.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Waterton Lakes National Park to Glacier National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Holland.
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Holland, United States — 4 nights

Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore Holland's surroundings by going to Ludington (Stearns Park & Ludington State Park). Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Nelis' Dutch Village. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Pisgah, and browse the fresh offerings at Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Holland trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Holland in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in July since evenings lows in Holland dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Canada travel guide

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Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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