32 days in Edmonton, Red Deer & Calgary Itinerary

32 days in Edmonton, Red Deer & Calgary Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta travel planner

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Edmonton
— 7 nights
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Red Deer
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Edmonton
— 11 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.
Family-friendly places like West Edmonton Mall and TELUS World of Science - Edmonton will thrill your kids. When in Edmonton, make a side trip to see University of Alberta Botanic Garden in Devon, approximately Devon away. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Elk Island National Park. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at World Waterpark, admire the striking features of Edmonton City Hall, wander the streets of Whyte Avenue, and ponder the world of politics at Alberta Legislature Building.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edmonton trip itinerary planning site.

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. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mactan Island in December: high temperatures in Edmonton hover around -6°C and lows are around -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Red Deer.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

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Red Deer

— 2 nights
Red Deer is a city in Central Alberta, Canada. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like City Hall Park and Kerry Wood Nature Centre. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of life in the country at Heritage Ranch, stroll around Great Chief Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Discovery Wildlife Park, and don't miss a visit to Veterans Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Red Deer day trip planning site.

Getting from Edmonton to Red Deer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Red Deer when traveling from Edmonton in December, with lows around -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Red Deer

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Edmonton

— 11 nights

Canada's Festival City

Attractions like Edmonton Valley Zoo and Old Strathcona Farmers' Market make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Edmonton's surroundings by going to Wetaskiwin (Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum and Museum Society & Reynolds-Alberta Museum) and Castrol Raceway (in Nisku). Enjoy Edmonton some more: get answers to all your questions at Edmonton Federal Building Visitor Centre, gain insight at University of Alberta, make a trip to Ice Castles, and walk around Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Edmonton route tool.

You can drive from Red Deer to Edmonton in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Calgary.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): engage your brain at TELUS Spark Science Centre, walk around Fort Calgary, then explore and take pictures at Spruce Meadows, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Midnapore Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo and then enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Calgary trip website.

Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Calgary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in December: highs in Calgary hover around -2°C, while lows dip to -15°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Edmonton.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums
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Edmonton

— 7 nights

Canada's Festival City

Kids will appreciate attractions like Fort Edmonton Park and Southgate Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edmonton: Canadian Energy Museum Home of Leduc #1 (in Devon), Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm (in Bon Accord) and Vegreville Pysanka Egg (in Vegreville). See even more of Edmonton: look for gifts at Evoolution, stroll around Terwillegar Park, explore and take pictures at Deep Sea Adventures, and get into the urban bustle at 100 Street Funicular.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Edmonton day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Calgary to Edmonton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Calgary in December: highs in Edmonton hover around -6°C, while lows dip to -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

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