22 days in Alberta Itinerary

22 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta visit planner

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Banff National Park
— 6 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 6 nights
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Edmonton
— 1 night
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Drumheller
— 2 nights
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Calgary
— 3 nights
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
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Banff National Park

— 6 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, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, get outside with Via Ferrata, and trek along Johnston Canyon.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park itinerary builder website.

Calgary to Banff National Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Calgary in June, with highs in Banff National Park at 20°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Jasper National Park

— 6 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cavell Meadows Trail, trek along Old Fort Point Loop Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park journey planning app.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Banff National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stop by K & K Foodliner, meet the residents at Edmonton Valley Zoo, then laugh and play at Fort Edmonton Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Strathcona.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Edmonton trip planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Edmonton by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jasper National Park in June since evenings lows in Edmonton dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Drumheller.

Things to do in Edmonton

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Drumheller

— 2 nights

Dinosaur Capital of the World

Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Valley Doll Museum & Gifts, see the interesting displays at Royal Tyrrell Museum, then stroll around Midland Provincial Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Orkney Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Drumheller trip simple and quick.

Fly from Edmonton to Drumheller in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Drumheller

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Calgary

— 3 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Calgary is known for fun & games, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo, see the interesting displays at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower, and steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Calgary trip builder site.

Getting from Drumheller to Calgary by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

Waterton Lakes National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at International Peace Park Hike, head outdoors with Bear's Hump, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon, and admire the sheer force of Blakiston Falls.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Waterton Lakes National Park online attractions planner.

Getting from Calgary to Waterton Lakes National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Waterton Lakes National Park are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Alberta travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Scenic Drive
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.