57 days in Banff National Park & Whitby Itinerary

57 days in Banff National Park & Whitby Itinerary

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57 days in Banff National Park & Whitby Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  10​h
1
Banff National Park
— 29 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  10​h 30​min
2
Whitby
— 26 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Toronto

29
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Banff National Park: Jasper National Park (Athabasca Glacier, Wilcox Pass, & more), Columbia Icefield Skywalk (in Jasper) and Golden (Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch, River Rafting & Tubing, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, and contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park travel tool .

Toronto to Banff National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Whitby.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Jasper National Park, Canmore, Golden, Field
Find places to stay May 1 — 30:
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

26
nights
Whitby

Whitby ©
Whitby is a town in Durham Region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Whitby: Peterborough (Evans Contemporary, Zap Attack Laser Tag, & more), Markham (Room Escape Games, Joyride 150, & more) and Vaughan (Canada's Wonderland, Lake Wilcox Brewing Co., & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The SS Keewatin, stroll around Tudhope Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ontario, and get outside with Ride Guides.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Whitby attractions planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Banff National Park to Whitby in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Banff National Park to Whitby, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Whitby: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Whitby

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Markham, Vaughan, Barrie, Peterborough, Newmarket
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 26:
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Riverview Park and Zoo ©
Riverview Park and Zoo
Canada's Wonderland ©
Canada's Wonderland
The SS Keewatin ©
The SS Keewatin

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