Banff Itinerary 5 Days

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5 Days in Banff - Perfect Vacation Guide

One of the most spectacular towns in Canada, Banff is synonymous with Canadian natural beauty. The skyline of Banff which is marked by the peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade make it look like a paradise on earth. Its forests are the best place to meet the exotic flora and fauna of Canada. Banff’s idiosyncrasy doesn’t end here; a number of restaurants, boutiques, and resorts add more to its charm. Spending 5 days in Banff is the perfect way to experience its magic. Take a look at this Banff Itinerary of 5 days to know what this resort town has to offer you.

What to see in Banff in 5 days?

Day 1: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

The first day of your Banff trip should start with the most picturesque spot. No place could be better than Lake Louise for this. Also called as Lake of the Little Fishes, Lake Louise is known for its vibrant colors. Enjoy these colors at their best from the Fairview Lookout. Outside the village of Lake Louise, there is a glacial lake called Moraine. Located in the valley of ten Peaks, the turquoise waters of this lake and its surroundings are ideal to spend an entire day at.

Day 2: Gondola and Hot Spring

This day would be a mixture of adventure and relaxation. Reach Banff Gondola to enjoy the cableway ride to the Sulphur Mountain. This will also enable you to have the panoramic views of the mountains that surround Banff. Later in the day, you can take a hike to the Sulphur Mountain. While having the adrenaline rush, this hike will also help you discover the hidden beauty spots. As you feel tired, head to Banff Upper Hot Springs and soak in the thermal mineral waters of this hot spring.

Day 3: Bow Falls and Cave

The Bow River creates some of the most beautiful attractions and one of these is Bow Falls. This is a major waterfall on the river. On the other side of the fall, there is a huge golf course which is a must-visit for all the golf lovers. After spending few hours here, stop at Cascade Gardens and relax among the flowers. Cave and Basin National Historic Site can be your next stop. At this magical place, you will enjoy a natural spa in the hot springs inside the cave which will be a unique experience.

Day 4: The Town Center

After exploring the natural wonders during your 4 days/ 3 nights in Banff, it’s time to stick to the center of the town and visit some interesting galleries and museums. You can start off the day with Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Know more about the history of Banff at Banff Park Museum. Also, visit the Historic Luxton Home Museum to see the antiques. Walk over the Banff Pedestrian Bridge and learn about the Stoney tribe of Plain Indians at the Museum of Plain Indians.

There is so much that the city of Banff offers that you will want to come back again for another trip soon.

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