60 days in Alberta Itinerary

60 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta trip planner

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Banff National Park
— 10 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 16 nights
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Edmonton
— 6 nights
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Red Deer
— 5 nights
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Sundre
— 1 night
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Calgary
— 6 nights
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Longview
— 1 night
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 6 nights
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Fort Macleod
— 1 night
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Brooks
— 2 nights
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Drumheller
— 5 nights
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Banff National Park

— 10 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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, cruise along Icefields Parkway, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and admire all the interesting features of Bow Valley Parkway.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park road trip planning website.

Vancouver to Banff National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Banff National Park when traveling from Vancouver in July, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Jasper National Park

— 16 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: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Edith Cavell, admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, and stroll through Cavell Meadows Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edmonton: Get Hooked Fishing Adventures (in Spruce Grove), Leduc Heritage Grain Elevator (in Leduc) and Chicakoo Lake Recreation Area (in Onoway). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fort Edmonton Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll around St. Albert Botanic Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at West Edmonton Mall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Edmonton online travel route planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Edmonton by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jasper National Park in July since evenings lows in Edmonton dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Red Deer.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Red Deer

— 5 nights
Red Deer is a city in Central Alberta, Canada. Explore Red Deer's surroundings by going to World Famous Gopher Hole Museum (in Torrington), Olds College Botanic Gardens & Constructed Wetlands (in Olds) and Lacombe Regional Tourism (in Lacombe). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Three Mile Bend Recreation Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maskepetoon Park, cool off at Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash, and trek along Waskasoo Creek Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Red Deer travel site.

Traveling by car from Edmonton to Red Deer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Edmonton in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Red Deer. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sundre.

Things to do in Red Deer

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

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Sundre

— 1 night
Sundre is a town in central Alberta, Canada. On the 8th (Mon), tee off at Sundre Golf Course and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sundre trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Red Deer to Sundre in 1.5 hours. In August in Sundre, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Sundre

Outdoors · Golf · Adventure · Tours
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Calgary

— 6 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Take a break from Calgary with a short trip to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary in Cochrane, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo, examine the collection at Gasoline Alley Museum, walk around Prince's Island Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Calgary tour site.

Drive from Sundre to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sundre in August, Calgary is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Longview.

Things to do in Calgary

Side Trip

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Longview

— 1 night
Longview is a village in southern Alberta, Canada. On the 15th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Bluerock Gallery, then explore by horseback at Cowboy Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Longview trip planner.

Drive from Calgary to Longview in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Longview

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Waterton Lakes National Park

— 6 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.
Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. There's much more to do: hike along International Peace Park Hike, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bertha Lake, go for a walk through Waterton Village, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterton Lakes National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Longview to Waterton Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort Macleod.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Fort Macleod

— 1 night
Fort Macleod, originally named Macleod, is a town in the southwest corner of the province of Alberta, Canada. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): ride a horse along Anchor D Outfitting, steep yourself in history at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, and then see the interesting displays at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police).

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Fort Macleod vacation planner.

You can drive from Waterton Lakes National Park to Fort Macleod in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fort Macleod can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Brooks.

Things to do in Fort Macleod

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Brooks

— 2 nights
Brooks is a city in southeast Alberta, Canada, surrounded by the County of Newell. On the 23rd (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Provincial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Duke of Sutherland Park and then stroll through Fullerton Loop Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brooks trip itinerary app.

Drive from Fort Macleod to Brooks in 2.5 hours. August in Brooks sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Drumheller.

Things to do in Brooks

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Drumheller

— 5 nights

Dinosaur Capital of the World

Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Change things up with these side-trips from Drumheller: Trochu Arboretum & Gardens (in Trochu), Kneehill Historical Museum (in Three Hills) and Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park (in Elnora). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Royal Tyrrell Museum, take in breathtaking views at Horseshoe Canyon, go deep underground at Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, and get great views at Orkney Viewpoint.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Drumheller itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Brooks to Drumheller in 1.5 hours. In August in Drumheller, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Drumheller

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Alberta travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Scenic Drive
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.