12 days in Alberta Itinerary

12 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
2
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
3
Sylvan Lake
— 1 night
4
Drumheller
— 1 night
5
Calgary
— 2 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Athabasca Falls and Mount Edith Cavell Trail. Family-friendly places like Maligne Canyon and Athabasca River will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mount Edith Cavell, explore the activities along Maligne Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Wabasso Lake, and trek along Skyline Trail.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jasper National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Sioux Lookout to Jasper National Park is an approximately 22-hour car ride. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Lookout to Jasper National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sioux Lookout in July since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Moraine Lake and Icefields Parkway. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bow Valley Parkway and Bow Falls. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Agnes, and hike along Johnston Canyon.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sylvan Lake.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

1
night
Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake is a town in central Alberta, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take a stroll through Downtown Sylvan Lake, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aspen Beach Provincial Park, and then cool off at Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sylvan Lake road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Sylvan Lake takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sylvan Lake, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Drumheller.

Things to do in Sylvan Lake

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Aspen Beach Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Sylvan Lake ©
Downtown Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash ©
Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash

1
night
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Valley Doll Museum & Gifts and then see the interesting displays at Royal Tyrrell Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Drumheller road trip planning website.

You can drive from Sylvan Lake to Drumheller in 2 hours. When traveling from Sylvan Lake in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Drumheller: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Drumheller

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

2
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): head off the coast to Prince's Island Park and then get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Glenbow Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cold Garden Beverage Company, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Calgary trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Drumheller to Calgary takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum
Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park

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