17 days in Alberta & Yoho National Park Itinerary

17 days in Alberta & Yoho National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
2
Calgary
— 2 nights
3
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
4
Yoho National Park
— 3 nights
5
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
6
Red Deer
— 1 night

2
nights
Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park ©
Established in the 1890s and named after a celebrated Victorian naturalist, Waterton Lakes National Park encompasses a variety of landscapes that include mountains, freshwater wetlands, prairie grasslands, aspen forests, and lakes.
Waterton Lakes National Park is known for nature, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along International Peace Park Hike, contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Waterton Lake, stroll through Carthew - Alderson Trail, and don't miss a visit to Waterton Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Waterton Lakes National Park itinerary planner.

Calgary to Waterton Lakes National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Waterton Lakes National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Crypt Lake Trail ©
Crypt Lake Trail
Carthew - Alderson Trail ©
Carthew - Alderson Trail
Cameron Lake ©
Cameron Lake

2
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 7th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo and then head off the coast to Prince's Island Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Calgary holiday maker tool.

Getting from Waterton Lakes National Park to Calgary by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In August in Calgary, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Two Jack Lake. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, trek along Bow Glacier Falls, admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Johnston Canyon.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park travel planner.

You can take a bus from Calgary to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Banff National Park when traveling from Calgary in August, with lows around °C. You'll set off for Yoho National Park on the 12th (Wed).

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

3
nights
Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park ©
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Yoho National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, explore the activities along Emerald Lake, trek along Paget Peak, and admire all the interesting features of Burgess Shale.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Yoho National Park road trip app.

Yoho National Park is very close to Banff National Park. In August, daytime highs in Yoho National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake
Kicking Horse River ©
Kicking Horse River

3
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, see the sky in a new way at The Jasper Planetarium, get great views at Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, and take in the dramatic scenery at Sunwapta Falls.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jasper National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yoho National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yoho National Park in August: highs in Jasper National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Red Deer.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Nature Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

1
night
Red Deer

Red Deer ©
Red Deer is a city in Central Alberta, Canada. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, stroll around City Hall Park, and then walk around Sylvan Lake Provincial Park. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Oxbows Off Leash Dog Park, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Discovery Wildlife Park, thenwander the wide-open spaces of Heritage Ranch, and finally stroll around Veterans Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Red Deer trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Red Deer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Red Deer can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

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

Similar plans

11 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in British Columbia & Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 45 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA May, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: May, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 20 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 58 days in Canada, Europe & South Pacific BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 57 days in Europe, Canada & United States BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 58 days in Europe, Caribbean, Canada, United States, South Pacific & Asia BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans