13 days in Canada Itinerary

13 days in Canada Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Calgary
— 2 nights
2
Red Deer
— 2 nights
3
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
4
Banff National Park
— 4 nights

2
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo and then stroll around Prince's Island Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Glenbow Museum, thenadmire all the interesting features of Fort Calgary, thentake in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower, and finally stroll around 5th Street Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Calgary trip planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Calgary. In August, daytime highs in Calgary are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for Red Deer on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Calgary

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

2
nights
Red Deer

Red Deer ©
Red Deer is a city in Central Alberta, Canada. On the 5th (Wed), walk around City Hall Park and then get a taste of life in the country at Heritage Ranch. On the next day, walk around Oxbows Off Leash Dog Park, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Discovery Wildlife Park, and then walk around Sylvan Lake Provincial Park.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Red Deer itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Calgary to Red Deer in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Red Deer

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sylvan Lake Provincial Park, Discovery Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Kerry Wood Nature Centre ©
Kerry Wood Nature Centre
City Hall Park ©
City Hall Park
Veterans Park ©
Veterans Park

4
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier, look and learn at The Jasper Planetarium, and take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jasper National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Red Deer to Jasper National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Red Deer in August, Jasper National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough 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
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

4
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.
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, contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, hike along Johnston Canyon, and stroll through Plain of Six Glaciers.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, you will find days in Banff National Park are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Lake Minnewanka ©
Lake Minnewanka

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