31 days in Alberta Itinerary

31 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta travel route planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Calgary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Banff National Park
— 10 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Jasper National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Blairmore
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Fort Macleod
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Drumheller
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
End: Toronto

4
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Get outdoors at Calgary Pathway System and Upper Kananaskis Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Fish Creek Provincial Park. When in Calgary, make a side trip to see Aspen Beach Provincial Park in Bentley, approximately Bentley away. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, explore the activities along Bow River, enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Glenbow Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Calgary online itinerary maker.

Toronto to Calgary is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get slightly colder in Calgary: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Aspen Beach Provincial Park, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, Upper Kananaskis Lake
Highlights from your plan
Calgary Pathway System ©
Calgary Pathway System
Kerry Wood Nature Centre ©
Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

10
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunshine Village and Lake Agnes. Take a break from the city and head to Moraine Lake and Bow Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banff National Park: Fish Lake Provincial Recreation Area (in Nordegg) and Canmore (Ha Ling Peak, Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, &more). The adventure continues: trek along Bow Glacier Falls, explore the activities along Vermilion Lakes, stroll through Hoodoos Trail, and fly down the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in July, Banff National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Canmore, Fish Lake Provincial Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bow Glacier Falls ©
Bow Glacier Falls
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Athabasca Glacier and Sunwapta Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Athabasca Falls and Maligne Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Jasper National Park side-trips: Hinton (Rock Lake Provincial Park & The Beaver Boardwalk). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia Ice Field, contemplate the waterfront views at Maligne Lake, hike along Cavell Meadows Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tangle Creek Falls.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park trip maker tool.

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Blairmore.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hinton
Highlights from your plan
Spirit Island ©
Spirit Island
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail

1
night
Blairmore

Blairmore ©
Blairmore is an urban community in the Rocky Mountains within the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass in southwest Alberta, Canada. On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Chinook Lake Campground, steep yourself in history at Coke Ovens, then take in the awesome beauty at Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, and finally explore the striking landscape at Crowsnest Pass.

Discover how to plan a Blairmore trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Blairmore in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Blairmore

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coleman, Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Highlights from your plan
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre ©
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Chinook Lake Campground ©
Chinook Lake Campground

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon and Cameron Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Crypt Lake Trail and Cameron Falls. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Bear's Hump, take in the dramatic scenery at Blakiston falls, explore the activities along Upper Waterton Lake, and hike along Bertha Falls.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Waterton Lakes National Park trip planner.

Drive from Blairmore to Waterton Lakes National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Fort Macleod.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Crypt Lake Trail ©
Crypt Lake Trail
Red Rock Canyon ©
Red Rock Canyon
Waterton Lake National Park ©
Waterton Lake National Park

1
night
Fort Macleod

Fort Macleod ©
Fort Macleod, originally named Macleod, is a town in the southwest corner of the province of Alberta, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Anchor D Outfitting, then contemplate the long history of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, and then examine the collection at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police).

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Macleod holiday builder website.

Getting from Waterton Lakes National Park to Fort Macleod by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Fort Macleod are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Drumheller.

Things to do in Fort Macleod

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trip

Anchor D Outfitting
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Visiting Horsethief Canyon and Horseshoe Canyon will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site and Fossil World Discovery Center Museum. Next up on the itinerary: visit Bleriot Ferry, examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum, look for gifts at Dry Canyon Collectables, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoodoos.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Drumheller trip website.

Traveling by car from Fort Macleod to Drumheller takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Drumheller can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horsethief Canyon ©
Horsethief Canyon
Horseshoe Canyon ©
Horseshoe Canyon
Hoodoos ©
Hoodoos

Similar Plans

34 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 42 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 41 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA March, teens, culture, relaxing, popular sights Preferences: March, teens, culture, relaxing Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA May, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: May, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 16 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans