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Banff to Niagara Falls drive

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  Banff
 Swift Current
 Bottineau
 West Fargo
 Minneapolis
 Madison (Wisconsin)
 Kalamazoo
 Detroit
   Niagara Falls 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Banff to Niagara Falls road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Banff to Niagara Falls. If you're planning a road trip to Niagara Falls, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Banff and Niagara Falls. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Banff and Niagara Falls. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Banff
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:38 pm  Swift Current
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Swift Current
drive for about 7 hours

4:46 pm  Bottineau
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Bottineau
drive for about 4 hours

2:13 pm  West Fargo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:13 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:01 pm  Minneapolis
stay overnight at Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America
drive for about 4 hours

2:11 pm  Madison (Wisconsin)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:11 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

7:49 pm  Kalamazoo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 9 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Kalamazoo
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:17 pm  Detroit
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:17 pm
drive for about 4 hours

5:03 pm  arrive in Niagara Falls

day 5 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Banff, Alberta.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.


How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.


Where should I stop along the way?

Swift Current

Bottineau

West Fargo  (5 answers)
    questions about West Fargo:
        What is your favorite restaurant in West Fargo?
        rv campgrounds

Minneapolis  (50 answers)
    Lake Calhoun  (23 mentions)
    Lake Harriet  (21 mentions)
    Lake Of The Isles  (17 mentions)
    Minnehaha Falls  (10 mentions)
    Minnehaha Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Minneapolis:
        The Bachelor Farmer
        112 Eatery
        Sea Salt Eatery
        Midtown Global Market
        Psycho Suzi's
    hotels around Minneapolis:
        Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America
    questions about Minneapolis:
        Is the Mall of America worth visiting?
        Fine dining in Minneapolis?
        What are the best lakes in and/or around Minneapolis?
        What are your favorite restaurants in Minneapolis?
        Best areas to stay in Minneapolis?

Madison (Wisconsin)  (29 answers)
    Wisconsin State Capitol  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Madison (Wisconsin):
        The Old Fashioned
        Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co
        L'Etoile
        Ha Long Bay
    questions about Madison (Wisconsin):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Madison?
        What restaurants would be appropriate for a business meeting?
        Family-friendly campsites near Madison for large groups
        One day trip, looking for a good time under $100
        Catholic Easter Vigil Mass with good music in Madison?

Kalamazoo  (9 answers)
    Air Zoo  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Kalamazoo:
        Bell's Brewery, Inc: Brewery
        Arcadia Brewing Company Kalamazoo
        The Union Cabaret & Grille
        Old Dog Tavern
    questions about Kalamazoo:
        What's the best neighborhood in Kalamazoo for a first time visitor?
        Best free things to do in Kalamazoo?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Kalamazoo?

Detroit  (27 answers)
    Comerica Park  (4 mentions)
    Detroit Institute of Arts  (4 mentions)
    Greektown Casino-Hotel  (4 mentions)
    Motown Historical Museum  (2 mentions)
    Ford Rouge Factory Tour  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Detroit:
        Slows Bar-B-Q
        Santorini Estiatorio Detroit
    questions about Detroit:
        Places to stay in Detroit
        What is your favorite restaurant in Detroit?
        What is there to see in Detroit?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Niagara Falls, Ontario.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


What are some things to do in Niagara Falls?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Niagara Falls  (18 mentions)
Maid of the Mist  (5 mentions)
Skylon Tower  (4 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Niagara Falls. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Julie from asked:
best place  (3 answers)

profile  Angie from Champaign asked:
Can we take food across the US/Canada border on our road trip to Niagara Falls?  (2 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Niagara Falls?  (2 answers)

profile  Marjorie from asked:
Site seeing in Niagara Falls Canada  (1 answer)

profile  Jessie from asked:
where to stay one night  (1 answer)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Niagara Falls to Banff drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Banff to Niagara Falls. Or get a full Banff to Niagara Falls flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Banff well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Banff!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,200 miles
driving time of 36 hours, 14 minutes
Niagara Falls is 2 hours ahead of Banff
69 Banff travel answers
5 West Fargo travel answers
50 Minneapolis travel answers
29 Madison (Wisconsin) travel answers
9 Kalamazoo travel answers
27 Detroit travel answers
63 Niagara Falls travel answers





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