29 days in Alberta Itinerary

29 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta trip planner

Make it your trip
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Banff National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Edmonton
— 3 nights
Fly
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Drumheller
— 1 night
Drive to Calgary, Fly to Waterton Lakes National Park
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Calgary
— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, stroll through Johnston Canyon, head outdoors with Mount Norquay, and cruise along Bow Valley Parkway.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip builder website.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Banff National Park is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Banff National Park is minus 12.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Jasper National Park

— 8 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistlers Peak, and surround yourself with nature on Jasper Riding Stables.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jasper National Park trip app.

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Edmonton

— 3 nights

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.
Edmonton is known for shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Fort Edmonton Park, buy something for everyone on your list at West Edmonton Mall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Strathcona, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Edmonton Valley Zoo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Edmonton trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Edmonton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Edmonton, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Drumheller.

Things to do in Edmonton

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

Drumheller

— 1 night

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 31st (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Horsethief Canyon and then see the interesting displays at Royal Tyrrell Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Drumheller trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Drumheller takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Drumheller are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Drumheller

Nature · Museums · Parks

Waterton Lakes National Park

— 4 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 (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along International Peace Park Hike, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crypt Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Bertha Lake, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Waterton Lakes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Drumheller to Waterton Lakes National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Drumheller in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Waterton Lakes National Park, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Calgary

— 5 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 5th (Sun), spend a day ambling around Heritage Park Historical Village. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo, step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park, stroll around Spruce Meadows, and contemplate the waterfront views at Elbow River.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Calgary trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Waterton Lakes National Park to Calgary takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. September in Calgary sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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.