60 days in Alberta Itinerary

60 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta trip planner

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Edmonton
— 6 nights
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Red Deer
— 5 nights
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Drumheller
— 4 nights
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Medicine Hat
— 4 nights
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Lethbridge
— 3 nights
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 4 nights
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Calgary
— 7 nights
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Banff National Park
— 16 nights
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Edmonton

— 6 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.
Step out of Edmonton to go to Nisku and see Big Rig Craft Distillery, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at West Edmonton Mall, get a new perspective on nature at Royal Alberta Museum, see the sky in a new way at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, and take a stroll through Old Strathcona.

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Fort Smith to Edmonton is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Fort Smith in April, things will get a bit warmer in Edmonton: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Red Deer.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:

Red Deer

— 5 nights
Red Deer is a city in Central Alberta, Canada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Red Deer: Double Tree Village Museum (in Spruce View), Lacombe Regional Tourism (in Lacombe) and Siding 14 Brewing Company (in Ponoka). There's lots more to do: stroll through Kerry Wood Nature Centre, cool off at Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash, indulge in some personalized pampering at Sylvan Steam & Spa, and explore and take pictures at Veterans Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Red Deer trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Edmonton to Red Deer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Edmonton in May since evenings lows in Red Deer dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Drumheller.

Things to do in Red Deer

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 11:

Drumheller

— 4 nights

Dinosaur Capital of the World

Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Drumheller: Hanna Pioneer Museum & Village (in Hanna) and Kneehill Historical Museum (in Three Hills). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum, take some stellar pictures from Orkney Viewpoint, take in breathtaking views at Horsethief Canyon, and stop by Dry Canyon Collectables.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Drumheller trip planning app.

Getting from Red Deer to Drumheller by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Medicine Hat.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Medicine Hat

— 4 nights
Medicine Hat is a city in southeast Alberta, Canada. Take a break from Medicine Hat with a short trip to Red Rock Coulee in Orion, about 34 minutes away. Fill the 16th (Mon) with the natural beauty at Dinosaur Provincial Park. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hell's Basement, stroll around Police Point Park, and look for gifts at Medalta.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Medicine Hat tour planner.

Drive from Drumheller to Medicine Hat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. May in Medicine Hat sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lethbridge.

Things to do in Medicine Hat

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

Lethbridge

— 3 nights
Lethbridge is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada, and the largest city in southern Alberta. Go for a jaunt from Lethbridge to Fort Macleod to see Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Henderson Lake Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Theoretically Brewing Company, and take in nature's colorful creations at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lethbridge day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Medicine Hat to Lethbridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. May in Lethbridge sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Lethbridge

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Waterton Lakes National Park

— 4 nights
Established in the 1890s and named after a celebrated Victorian naturalist, Waterton Lakes National Park encompasses a variety of landscapes that include mountains, freshwater wetlands, prairie grasslands, aspen forests, and lakes.
Step out of Waterton Lakes National Park with an excursion to Courthouse Museum in Cardston--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Bear's Hump, stroll through Wall Lake Hike, explore the activities along Cameron Lake, and take an in-depth tour of Waterton Heritage Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Waterton Lakes National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Lethbridge to Waterton Lakes National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lethbridge in May: highs in Waterton Lakes National Park hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

Calgary

— 7 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 Cochrane (Big Hill Springs Provincial Park & Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo, sample the tasty concoctions at Wild Rose Brewery, enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower, and take a stroll through Stephen Avenue Walk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Calgary online trip planner.

You can drive from Waterton Lakes National Park to Calgary in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In May in Calgary, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 2:

Banff National Park

— 16 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fireweed Glass Studio in Canmore (about 34 minutes away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kingmik Dog Sled Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, trek along Johnston Canyon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Calgary in June: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 18:

Jasper National Park

— 10 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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at Jasper Food Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, view the masterpieces at Jasper Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Friends of Jasper National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 28:

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.