12 days in Kelowna & Alberta Itinerary

12 days in Kelowna & Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada attractions planner

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Kelowna
— 2 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
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Calgary
— 2 nights
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Kelowna

— 2 nights

Orchard City

At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Kelowna is known for wineries, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the verdant scenery at Okanagan Valley, and stop by Meadow Vista Honey Wines.

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Vancouver to Kelowna is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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 in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Fort Point Loop Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at Summit Massage Therapy and Wellness, and take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip app.

Traveling by car from Kelowna to Jasper National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Jasper National Park is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Jasper National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, and get a new perspective on nature at Banff Park Museum.

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Drive from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Calgary

— 2 nights

Stampede City

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 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Glenbow Museum, steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo and then head off the coast to Prince's Island Park.

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Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Calgary takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, Calgary is a bit warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

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.