30 days in Edmonton, Red Deer & Calgary Itinerary

30 days in Edmonton, Red Deer & Calgary Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta trip itinerary planner

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Edmonton
— 7 nights
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Red Deer
— 6 nights
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Calgary
— 15 nights
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Edmonton

— 7 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 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Elk Island National Park. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at West Edmonton Mall, steep yourself in history at Fort Edmonton Park, get a sense of history and politics at Alberta Legislature Building, and get to know the resident critters at Edmonton Valley Zoo.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edmonton trip builder.

Mactan Island, Philippines to Edmonton is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Mactan Island to Edmonton, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mactan Island in December, things will get colder in Edmonton: highs are around -6°C and lows about -16°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Red Deer.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature
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Red Deer

— 6 nights
Red Deer is a city in Central Alberta, Canada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Red Deer: Siding 14 Brewing Company (in Ponoka) and Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site (in Rocky Mountain House). There's much more to do: stroll around City Hall Park, don't miss a visit to Veterans Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maskepetoon Park, and examine the collection at Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

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Getting from Edmonton to Red Deer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Red Deer when traveling from Edmonton in December, with lows around -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Red Deer

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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Calgary

— 15 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Calgary: Banff (Banff Avenue, Tunnel Mountain Trail, &more), Royal Tyrrell Museum (in Drumheller) and Canmore (Ammonite Factory, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo, see the interesting displays at Gasoline Alley Museum, walk around Fort Calgary, and take an in-depth tour of Glenbow Museum.

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Traveling by car from Red Deer to Calgary takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Red Deer in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Calgary: highs are around -2°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

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