11 days in Alberta Itinerary

11 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta sightseeing planner

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Banff National Park
— 2 nights
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Calgary
— 2 nights
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Edmonton
— 4 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge and Takakkaw Falls. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Louise. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park driving holiday planner.

Vancouver to Banff National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Banff National Park, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature

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Calgary

— 2 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Calgary day trip app.

Getting from Banff National Park to Calgary by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Calgary. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Edmonton.

Things to do in Calgary

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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Edmonton

— 4 nights

Canada's Festival City

Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Elk Island National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Fort Edmonton Park, wander the streets of Whyte Avenue, make a splash at World Waterpark, and take in nature's colorful creations at Muttart Conservatory.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Edmonton trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Calgary to Edmonton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Edmonton sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Theme Parks

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Jasper National Park

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Wed), look and learn at The Jasper Planetarium and then trek along Skyline Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, and then explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jasper National Park trip builder.

Drive from Edmonton to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Jasper National Park when traveling from Edmonton in August, with lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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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.