10 days in Alberta Itinerary

10 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta trip itinerary planner

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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Calgary
— 1 night
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Banff National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sulphur Mountain and Vermilion Lakes. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take some stellar pictures from Surprise Corner, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park road trip website.

Toronto to Banff National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park. Traveling from Toronto in September, you will find days in Banff National Park are little chillier (15°C), and nights are much colder (2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Jasper National Park

— 4 nights
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Athabasca Glacier and Sunwapta Falls. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Spirit Island, explore the striking landscape at Mount Edith Cavell, cast your line with On-Line Sport & Tackle, and admire all the interesting features of Columbia Ice Field.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in September: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Calgary

— 1 night

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 26th (Sun), walk around Spruce Meadows and then walk around Fish Creek Provincial Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Calgary holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Calgary takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Fun & Games
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Alberta travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Parks · Waterfalls
Home to two of the world's oldest national parks, Alberta draws millions of visitors with its scenic landscapes ideal for skiing, hiking, and camping. Few leave this western Canadian province without a visit to Lake Louise, arguably the biggest attraction in Alberta. The pristine area around this glacial body of water offers some of the world's finest trails for mountain biking and horseback riding, while a nearby ski resort provides runs for alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and heli-skiing. If you get sated of all those picture-perfect natural landscapes, add Calgary or Edmonton to your Alberta trip itinerary. Both offer good tourist infrastructure and host renowned festivals, celebrating everything from the country's ranching culture to folk music.