42 days in Alberta Itinerary

42 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  22 h
1
Calgary
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Drumheller
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 5 nights
Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
4
Banff National Park
— 7 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Jasper National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Red Deer
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Edmonton
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Ahmedabad

6
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Go for a jaunt from Calgary to Bragg Creek to see West Bragg Creek Day Use Area about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo, steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Stephen Avenue Walk.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Calgary online sightseeing planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Calgary is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Calgary. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in April: high temperatures in Calgary hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Drumheller.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

West Bragg Creek Day Use Area, Kananaskis Country Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Calgary Tower ©
Calgary Tower
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum

4
nights
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Get out of town with these interesting Drumheller side-trips: Three Hills Golf Club (in Three Hills) and Trochu Arboretum & Gardens (in Trochu). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Fullerton Loop Trail, get great views at Orkney Viewpoint, and stroll through Highwood Meadows Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Drumheller trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Calgary to Drumheller in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and taxi. When traveling from Calgary in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Drumheller, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Drumheller

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kananaskis Country, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Three Hills Golf Club, Trochu Arboretum & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park ©
Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
World's Largest Dinosaur ©
World's Largest Dinosaur

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Waterton Lakes National Park: Cardston (Cardston Sweet Shop & St. Mary Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Cameron Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Blakiston falls, stroll through Snowshoe Trail, and hike along Lineham Creek Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Waterton Lakes National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Drumheller to Waterton Lakes National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Drumheller in May: highs in Waterton Lakes National Park hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cardston
Highlights from your plan
Carthew - Alderson Trail ©
Carthew - Alderson Trail
Cameron Lake ©
Cameron Lake
Crypt Lake Trail ©
Crypt Lake Trail

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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Sunshine Village, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Temple Mountain, and see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip planner.

Getting from Waterton Lakes National Park to Banff National Park by shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of -1°C in Banff National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village

8
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: fly down the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Jasper Art Gallery, and stop by Malige Canyon Restaurant and Gift Shop.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in May: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Red Deer.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Malige Canyon Restaurant and Gift Shop ©
Malige Canyon Restaurant and Gift Shop

5
nights
Red Deer

Red Deer ©
Red Deer is a city in Central Alberta, Canada. Get out of town with these interesting Red Deer side-trips: Double Tree Village Museum (in Spruce View), Olds (Olds College Botanic Gardens & Constructed Wetlands & Pandora's Boox & Tea) and Historic Markerville Creamery Museum (in Markerville). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Wood Shed - Axe Throwing, get engrossed in the history at Lacombe Regional Tourism, stroll around Three Mile Bend Recreation Area, and identify plant and animal life at Great Chief Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Red Deer route maker tool.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Red Deer

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Lacombe, Olds, Double Tree Village Museum, Wood Shed - Axe Throwing, Historic Markerville Creamery Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wood Shed - Axe Throwing ©
Wood Shed - Axe Throwing
Kerry Wood Nature Centre ©
Kerry Wood Nature Centre

5
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.
Edmonton is known for shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at West Edmonton Mall, have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing, get in on the family fun at World Waterpark, and laugh and play at Fort Edmonton Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Edmonton trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Red Deer to Edmonton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Edmonton are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

JACEK Chocolate Couture
Highlights from your plan
Elk Island National Park ©
Elk Island National Park
West Edmonton Mall ©
West Edmonton Mall
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton ©
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

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