30 days in Alberta Itinerary

30 days in Alberta Itinerary

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30 days in Alberta Itinerary

Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Drumheller
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lethbridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Calgary
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Edmonton
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Jasper National Park
— 7 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
6
Banff National Park
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  22 h
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island

3
nights
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Take a break from the city and head to Dinosaur Provincial Park and Drumheller. Appreciate the collections at Royal Tyrrell Museum and East Coulee School Museum. Step out of Drumheller with an excursion to West Stettler Park in Stettler--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Trekcetera Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoodoos, and look for gifts at Jurassic Store Fossil World.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Drumheller road trip planning site .

Cebu City, Philippines to Drumheller is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Cebu City to Drumheller due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cebu City in September: high temperatures in Drumheller hover around 24°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lethbridge.

Things to do in Drumheller

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

West Stettler Park, Dinosaur Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Dinosaur Provincial Park ©
Dinosaur Provincial Park
East Coulee School Museum ©
East Coulee School Museum

2
nights
Lethbridge

Lethbridge ©
Lethbridge is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada, and the largest city in southern Alberta. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): play a few rounds at Evergreen Golf Centre, then contemplate the long history of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): trek along Elizabeth Hall Wetlands, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Theoretically Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lethbridge driving holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Drumheller to Lethbridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lethbridge can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Lethbridge

Outdoors Trails Spas

Side Trip

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Golf Centre ©
Evergreen Golf Centre
Elizabeth Hall Wetlands ©
Elizabeth Hall Wetlands

5
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Step out of the city life by going to Kananaskis Country Golf Course and Fishing Charters & Tours. Glenbow Museum and Gainsborough Galleries Ltd. will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Calgary's surroundings by going to Lineham House Galleries (in Okotoks), Bluerock Gallery (in Black Diamond) and Bar U Ranch National Historic Site (in Longview). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Stephen Avenue Walk, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Minhas Brewery, steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, and enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Calgary tour planner .

Traveling by car from Lethbridge to Calgary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Lethbridge in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Calgary: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Calgary

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lineham House Galleries, Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, Kananaskis Country Golf Course, Bluerock Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Stephen Avenue Walk ©
Stephen Avenue Walk
Heritage Park Historical Village ©
Heritage Park Historical Village
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum

4
nights
Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Old Strathcona and Muttart Conservatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Accidental Beach and Patricia Ravine Trail. Step out of Edmonton with an excursion to Blackhawk Golf Club in Spruce Grove--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at West Edmonton Mall, browse for treasures at Wee Book Inn, take a stroll through Whyte Avenue, and get in on the family fun at Fort Edmonton Park.

Make your Edmonton itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Calgary to Edmonton by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Blackhawk Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
West Edmonton Mall ©
West Edmonton Mall
Old Strathcona ©
Old Strathcona
Fort Edmonton Park ©
Fort Edmonton Park

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives and Our Native Land. Jasper Artists Guild Brush Fire Gallery and Jasper Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: trek along Mount Edith Cavell Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Maligne Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier, and explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Edmonton to Jasper National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Edmonton in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jasper National Park, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Shop till you drop at Samson Native Gallery and Wilsons Mountain Sports. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Louise, hike along Plain of Six Glaciers, cruise along Icefields Parkway, and explore and take pictures at Bow Valley Parkway.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip builder website .

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days in Banff National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

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