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Niagara Falls to Banff drive

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

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Niagara Falls to Banff road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Niagara Falls to Banff. If you're planning a road trip to Banff, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Niagara Falls and Banff. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Niagara Falls and Banff. 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 Niagara Falls
drive for about 4 hours

1:51 pm  Detroit
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:51 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:10 pm  Kalamazoo
eat at Bell's Brewery, Inc: Brewery
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Kalamazoo
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:43 pm  Madison (Wisconsin)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:43 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:50 pm  Minneapolis
stay overnight at Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:37 pm  West Fargo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from West Fargo
drive for about 4 hours

1:13 pm  Bottineau
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:13 pm
drive for about 7 hours

8:59 pm  Swift Current
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 11 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Swift Current
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:42 pm  arrive in Banff

day 5 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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?

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?

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?

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?
        Where is there a good Japanese restaurant?
        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?

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?
        What are the best lakes in and/or around Minneapolis?
        Fine dining in Minneapolis?
        What are your favorite restaurants in Minneapolis?
        Best areas to stay in Minneapolis?

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

Bottineau

Swift Current


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Banff, Alberta.

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


Where's the best place to eat in Banff?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Grizzly House Restaurant, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Squish Sandwich Cellar  (2 mentions)
Balkan Restaurant  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Banff? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Banff?

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:

Banff National Park  (13 mentions)
Johnston Canyon  (3 mentions)
Rocky Mountains  (2 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 Banff. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Melissa from St. John's, Newfoundland asked:
Where's a great spot for lunch in Banff?  (8 answers)

profile  Sam from Banff asked:
Tips and advice for moving to Banff during summer months?  (3 answers)

profile  Steph from asked:
Is Banff Area worth visiting if you are not in to hiking?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Banff.




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 Banff to Niagara Falls 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 Niagara Falls to Banff. Or get a full Niagara Falls to Banff 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 Niagara Falls well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Niagara Falls!





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





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