59 days in Alberta Itinerary

59 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta holiday planner

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Drumheller
— 4 nights
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Lacombe
— 1 night
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Edmonton
— 6 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 17 nights
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Banff National Park
— 16 nights
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Longview
— 1 night
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 6 nights
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Fort Macleod
— 1 night
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Calgary
— 6 nights

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Drumheller

— 4 nights

Dinosaur Capital of the World

Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Drumheller is known for museums, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum, make a short side trip with Red Deer River Adventure, explore the stunning scenery at Horseshoe Canyon, and go on a hair-raising tour with Drumheller Guided Ghost Walk Tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Drumheller online road trip planner.

Calgary to Drumheller is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Drumheller can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lacombe.

Things to do in Drumheller

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Lacombe

— 1 night
Lacombe is a city in Alberta, Canada. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Lacombe Regional Tourism, examine the collection at Blacksmith Shop Museum, then add some fun to your beach time Alberta Flyboard - Gull Lake, then get a taste of life in the country at Flying Cross Ranch, and finally experience rural life at Ellis Bird Farm.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lacombe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Drumheller to Lacombe takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Lacombe

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Edmonton

— 6 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.
Explore Edmonton's surroundings by going to Skydive Eden North (in Stony Plain), Leduc Heritage Grain Elevator (in Leduc) and Spruce Grove (Blackhawk Golf Club & Get Hooked Fishing Adventures). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Fort Edmonton Park, look and learn at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, buy something for everyone on your list at West Edmonton Mall, and cool off at World Waterpark.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edmonton road trip app.

Getting from Lacombe to Edmonton by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Edmonton are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Jasper National Park

— 17 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.
Fill the 24th (Mon) with unforgettable perspectives with Rocky Mountain Canyoning. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Edith Cavell, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, and explore the striking landscape at Athabasca Glacier.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip tool.

Drive from Edmonton to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Edmonton in August, plan for little chillier nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Banff National Park

— 16 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, get outside with Mount Norquay, stroll through Johnston Canyon, and steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park online trip builder.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, you will find days in Banff National Park are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Longview.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Longview

— 1 night
Longview is a village in southern Alberta, Canada. On the 17th (Thu), look for gifts at Bluerock Gallery, then pause for some photo ops at Little Chicago - Royalties Monument, then contemplate the long history of Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, and finally ride a horse along Cowboy Trail.

Plan trip to Longview with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Banff National Park to Longview by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Longview

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Waterton Lakes National Park

— 6 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 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at International Peace Park Hike, contemplate the waterfront views at Bertha Lake, take in the pleasant sights at Waterton Village, and trek along Wall Lake Hike.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Waterton Lakes National Park online travel route planner.

You can drive from Longview to Waterton Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Macleod.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Fort Macleod

— 1 night
Fort Macleod, originally named Macleod, is a town in the southwest corner of the province of Alberta, Canada. On the 24th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Claresholm & District Museum, examine the collection at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police), and then steep yourself in history at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Macleod trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Waterton Lakes National Park to Fort Macleod takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Fort Macleod

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calgary

— 6 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Calgary is known for parks, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Heritage Park Historical Village, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo, take a stroll through Stephen Avenue Walk, and explore the world behind art at Glenbow Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Calgary trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Fort Macleod to Calgary takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Calgary can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.