30 days in Edmonton, Red Deer & Calgary Itinerary

30 days in Edmonton, Red Deer & Calgary Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta travel route planner

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Edmonton
— 5 nights
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Red Deer
— 6 nights
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Edmonton
— 1 night
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Calgary
— 14 nights
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Edmonton
— 1 night
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Edmonton

— 5 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.
Edmonton is known for shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at West Edmonton Mall, see the sky in a new way at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, stroll around William Hawrelak Park, and find something for the whole family at World Waterpark.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Edmonton day trip planner.

Mactan Island, Philippines to Edmonton is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mactan Island in December; daily highs in Edmonton reach -6°C and lows reach -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Red Deer.

Things to do in Edmonton

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Tours
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Red Deer

— 6 nights
Red Deer is a city in Central Alberta, Canada. Change things up with a short trip to Lacombe Regional Tourism in Lacombe (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stroll around City Hall Park, get a taste of life in the country at Heritage Ranch, let little ones run wild at Rotary Picnic Park, and stroll through Kerry Wood Nature Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Red Deer trip planning site.

Drive from Edmonton to Red Deer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Edmonton in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Red Deer, with lows around -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Red Deer

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Edmonton

— 1 night

Canada's Festival City

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You can drive from Red Deer to Edmonton in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Calgary.

Things to do in Edmonton

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Parks
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Calgary

— 14 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Explore Calgary's surroundings by going to Royal Tyrrell Museum (in Drumheller), Banff National Park (Johnston Canyon, Photography Tours, &more) and Canmore (Ammonite Factory, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo, steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, get engrossed in the history at Glenbow Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Minnewanka.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Calgary driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Calgary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Edmonton in December, expect nights in Calgary to be about the same, around -15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Edmonton.

Things to do in Calgary

Side Trips

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Edmonton

— 1 night

Canada's Festival City

Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Elk Island National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Edmonton travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Calgary to Edmonton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Calgary in January, plan for slightly colder days in Edmonton, with highs around -4°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Nature · Parks
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