12 days in Alberta Itinerary

12 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Edmonton
— 1 night
Fly
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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
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Calgary
— 2 nights
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Edmonton

— 1 night

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.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Edmonton driving holiday planner.

Linton, UK to Edmonton is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Linton to Edmonton is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Linton in September, Edmonton is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Banff National Park

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, hike along Sentinel Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beehive Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Banff National Park route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Banff National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Edmonton in September, expect Banff National Park to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Jasper National Park

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, trek along Old Fort Point Loop Trail, admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, and take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in September: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Calgary

— 2 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 18th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park, walk around Fort Calgary, and then admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): walk around Spruce Meadows and then get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Calgary using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Calgary takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Calgary are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

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.