43 days in Alberta Itinerary

43 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edmonton
— 6 nights
2
Red Deer
— 5 nights
3
Jasper National Park
— 8 nights
4
Banff National Park
— 7 nights
5
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 5 nights
6
Drumheller
— 4 nights
7
Calgary
— 6 nights

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Devon Voyageur Park (in Devon), Fort Saskatchewan Museum (in Fort Saskatchewan) and Chicakoo Lake Recreation Area (in Onoway). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at West Edmonton Mall, have some family-friendly fun at LaunchPad Trampoline Park, find something for the whole family at Fort Edmonton Park, and see the sky in a new way at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Edmonton trip maker app.

Ahmedabad, India to Edmonton is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Edmonton is minus 12.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in April: high temperatures in Edmonton hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Red Deer.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Devon Voyageur Park, Fort Saskatchewan Museum, Chicakoo Lake Recreation Area
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

5
nights
Red Deer

Red Deer ©
Red Deer is a city in Central Alberta, Canada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Red Deer: Olds College Botanic Gardens & Constructed Wetlands (in Olds), Sundre Golf Course (in Sundre) and Bergen International Sculpture Park (in Mountain View). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Wood Shed - Axe Throwing, stroll around Three Mile Bend Recreation Area, examine the collection at Double Tree Village Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maskepetoon Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Red Deer tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Edmonton to Red Deer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Red Deer when traveling from Edmonton in May, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Red Deer

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Lacombe, Olds College Botanic Gardens & Constructed Wetlands, The Old Creamery Antiques, Wood Shed - Axe Throwing, Sundre Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Wood Shed - Axe Throwing ©
Wood Shed - Axe Throwing
Kraay Family Farm ©
Kraay Family Farm

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 natural features at Athabasca Glacier, explore the galleries of Mountain Galleries, and get outside with Old Fort Point.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip planner.

Getting from Red Deer to Jasper National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Jasper National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

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
Friends of Jasper National Park ©
Friends of Jasper National Park

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: hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, trek along Saddleback Pass, admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, and see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Waterton Lakes 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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterton Lakes National Park: Cardston (Cardston Sweet Shop & St. Mary Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Bear's Hump, admire the sheer force of Blakiston falls, trek along Wall Lake Hike, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crypt Lake Trail.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Waterton Lakes National Park trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Banff National Park to Waterton Lakes National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Banff National Park in May since evenings lows in Waterton Lakes National Park dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Drumheller.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cardston
Highlights from your plan
Carthew - Alderson Trail ©
Carthew - Alderson Trail
Bear's Hump ©
Bear's Hump
Crypt Lake Trail ©
Crypt Lake Trail

4
nights
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Drumheller: Rosebud & District Centennial Museum (in Rosebud), Trochu Arboretum & Gardens (in Trochu) and ​Big Valley Historical Society (in Big Valley). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum, get great views at Orkney Viewpoint, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Fullerton Loop Trail.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Drumheller travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Waterton Lakes National Park to Drumheller in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in May: highs in Drumheller hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Drumheller

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kananaskis Country, Rosebud & District Centennial Museum, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Trochu Arboretum & Gardens, ​Big Valley Historical Society
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

6
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
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: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo, sample the tasty concoctions at Cold Garden Beverage Company, wander the streets of Stephen Avenue Walk, and walk around Heritage Park Historical Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Calgary vacation website.

You can drive from Drumheller to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Calgary Tower ©
Calgary Tower
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum

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