59 days in Alberta Itinerary

59 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Drumheller
— 4 nights
2
Lacombe
— 1 night
3
Edmonton
— 6 nights
4
Jasper National Park
— 17 nights
5
Banff National Park
— 16 nights
6
Longview
— 1 night
7
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 6 nights
8
Fort Macleod
— 1 night
9
Calgary
— 6 nights

4
nights
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
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 plan 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

Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highwood Pass
Highlights from your plan
Hoodoos ©
Hoodoos
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Horsethief Canyon ©
Horsethief Canyon

1
night
Lacombe

Lacombe ©
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 travel to Edmonton.

Things to do in Lacombe

Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Alberta Flyboard - Gull Lake
Highlights from your plan
Blacksmith Shop Museum ©
Blacksmith Shop Museum
Alberta Flyboard - Gull Lake ©
Alberta Flyboard - Gull Lake
Ellis Bird Farm ©
Ellis Bird Farm

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edmonton: Skydive Eden North (in Stony Plain), Leduc Heritage Grain Elevator (in Leduc) and Spruce Grove (Blackhawk Golf Club & Get Hooked Fishing Adventures). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Fort Edmonton Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Edmonton Valley Zoo, examine the collection at Alberta Aviation Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Royal Alberta Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Edmonton vacation planning tool.

Getting from Lacombe to Edmonton by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 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

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Spruce Grove, St. Albert Botanic Park, Skydive Eden North, Leduc Heritage Grain Elevator
Highlights from your plan
Get Hooked Fishing Adventures ©
Get Hooked Fishing Adventures
Fort Edmonton Park ©
Fort Edmonton Park
West Edmonton Mall ©
West Edmonton Mall

17
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.
Fill the 24th (Mon) with unforgettable perspectives with Rocky Mountain Canyoning. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, stroll through Wilcox Pass, 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 catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

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

16
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, trek along Johnston Canyon, head outdoors with Via Ferrata, and admire the sheer force of Bow Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park planner.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in August: highs in Banff National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Longview.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Hydra River Guides ©
Hydra River Guides

1
night
Longview

Longview ©
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

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bluerock Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Cowboy Trail ©
Cowboy Trail
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site ©
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
Bluerock Gallery ©
Bluerock Gallery

6
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.
Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at International Peace Park Hike, explore the activities along Bertha Lake, trek along Bertha Falls, and get outside with Bear's Hump.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Waterton Lakes National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Longview to Waterton Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to 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
Waterton Lake National Park ©
Waterton Lake National Park
Bear's Hump ©
Bear's Hump

1
night
Fort Macleod

Fort Macleod ©
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 travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Fort Macleod

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Claresholm & District Museum
Highlights from your plan
Claresholm & District Museum ©
Claresholm & District Museum

6
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Take a break from Calgary with a short trip to Hidden Trails Adentures in Cochrane, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Heritage Park Historical Village, sample the tasty concoctions at Big Rock Brewery, wander the streets of Stephen Avenue Walk, and stroll around Fort Calgary.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Calgary holiday site.

Drive from Fort Macleod to Calgary in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Calgary are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hidden Trails Adentures
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Park Historical Village ©
Heritage Park Historical Village
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park

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