Hello, I will be visiting Banff NP, Yoho NP, LL, etc. Is it advisable to stay in Banff for 7 days (less unpacking). Or, I can split my 4 nights in Banff and 3 nights in Field/Lake Louise? After that, we're planning to stay in Jasper for 3-4 nights and head to US Glacier NP for 3 nights and possibly YNP.
I'd rather not unpack too often, but don't know if driving btw Banff and LL and Banff and Yoho is too troublesome. I know it's 1hr one way. However, lodgings in Lake Louise/Field are a bit more expensive while I can stay one week in Banff townsite for much cheaper. Please advise????
Here's our tentative itinerary. Have visited YNP/Grand Teton/ and Glacier NP before.
DAY 0 Friday August 30. Departure
DAY 1 Sat August 31 YNP. Overnight YNP
DAY 2 Sun Sept 1: YNP. Overnight YNP
DAY 3 Mon Sept 2: YNP. Overnight YNP
Day 4 Tue Sept 3: All day drive to Banff. Overnight Banff
Day 5 Wed Sept 4: Overnight Banff
Day 6 Thurs Sept 5: Overnight Banff
Day 7 Sept Fri 6: Lake O'Hara Reservation. Overnight Banff
Day 8 Sat Sept 7 Lake Louise. Overnight Banff
Day 9 Sun Sept 8. Overnight Banff
Day 10 Mon Sept 9. Overnight Banff
Day 11 Tue Sept 10. Jasper
Day 12 Wed Sept 11 Jasper
Day 13 Thurs Sept 12 Long Day drive to Glacier NP USA. Overnight Glacier NP
Day 14 Frid Sept 13 Glacier. Overnight Glacier NP
Day 15 Sat Sept 14 Glacier. Overnight Glacier NP
Day 16 Sunday Sept 15. Overnight Glacier NP
Day 17 Mon Sept 16. Overnight Glacier NP or near airport.
Day 18 Tues Sept 17 : Departs 1pm.