11 days in Alberta Itinerary

11 days in Alberta Itinerary

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11 days in Alberta Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  8​h
1
Edmonton
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Calgary
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fort Macleod
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Drumheller
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Strathcona, and then get in on the family fun at Fort Edmonton Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Edmonton trip website .

Phoenix, USA to Edmonton is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix in June, expect Edmonton to be much colder, temps between 71°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Edmonton Park ©
Fort Edmonton Park
Old Strathcona ©
Old Strathcona
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton ©
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

2
nights
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
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.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, then take in the exciting artwork at Jasper Art Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia Icefield Skywalk. On the next day, stroll through Skyline Trail, identify plant and animal life at Wabasso Lake, and then take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon.

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Traveling by car from Edmonton to Jasper National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Edmonton in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jasper National Park, with lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Jasper Art Gallery ©
Jasper Art Gallery
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

2
nights
Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, then steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Banff Avenue, then browse the exhibits of Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and then explore the activities along Peyto Lake.

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Take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in Banff National Park, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum ©
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

3
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Heritage Park Historical Village and Bow Habitat Station. Get some historical perspective at Fort Calgary and Stephen Avenue Walk. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum, head off the coast to Prince's Island Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Minhas Brewery, and get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Calgary itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in June; daily highs in Calgary reach 69°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Macleod.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Park Historical Village ©
Heritage Park Historical Village
Glenbow Museum
Glenbow Museum
Fort Calgary ©
Fort Calgary

1
night
Fort Macleod

Fort Macleod ©
Fort Macleod, originally named Macleod, is a town in the southwest corner of the province of Alberta, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hike along Elizabeth Hall Wetlands, then steep yourself in history at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, and then examine the collection at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fort Macleod trip planner .

You can drive from Calgary to Fort Macleod in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Drumheller.

Things to do in Fort Macleod

Historic Sites Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Elizabeth Hall Wetlands
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Valley Doll Museum & Gifts, then examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Drumheller sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Fort Macleod to Drumheller takes 3 hours. June in Drumheller sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Valley Doll Museum & Gifts ©
Valley Doll Museum & Gifts

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