11 days in Edmonton, Banff National Park & Calgary Itinerary

11 days in Edmonton, Banff National Park & Calgary Itinerary

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1
Edmonton
— 1 night
2
Banff National Park
— 1 night
3
Calgary
— 7 nights

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.
Jurassic Forest has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): find something for the whole family at World Waterpark and then snap pictures at High Level Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Jurassic Forest.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edmonton travel route planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Edmonton. In July in Edmonton, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Jurassic Forest
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World Waterpark ©
World Waterpark
Jurassic Forest ©
Jurassic Forest
High Level Bridge ©
High Level Bridge

1
night
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.
Johnston Canyon has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hike along Johnston Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Edmonton to Banff National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Edmonton in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Banff National Park, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation
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Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation ©
The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation

7
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dinosaur Provincial Park and Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site. Attractions like Royal Tyrrell Museum and World's Largest Dinosaur make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Calgary: Fossil World Discovery Center Museum (in Drumheller) and Plain of Six Glaciers (in Lake Louise).

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Calgary road trip app.

Getting from Banff National Park to Calgary by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Calgary, with lows around °C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumheller, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, Plain of Six Glaciers, Dinosaur Provincial Park
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Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site ©
Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum

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