60 days in Alberta Itinerary

60 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta trip planner

Make it your trip
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Calgary
— 6 nights
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Banff National Park
— 16 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 15 nights
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Edmonton
— 7 nights
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Drumheller
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brooks
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Macleod
— 1 night
Drive
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 5 nights
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Longview
— 2 nights
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Calgary

— 6 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Calgary side-trips: SunCatchers Design Studio (in Bragg Creek) and Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary (in Cochrane). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower, stroll around Fort Calgary, don't miss a visit to Wonderland Sculpture, and take a stroll through Stephen Avenue Walk.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Calgary vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Charleston, USA to Calgary is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, subway, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charleston to Calgary is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charleston in May, expect Calgary to be much colder, temps between 61°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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 Lake Louise, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, and take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Calgary in June, with highs in Banff National Park at 63°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Jasper National Park

— 15 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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Columbia Ice Field, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Medicine Lake.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in June: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Edmonton

— 7 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Edmonton: Gossamer Treasures Gallery and Gifts (in Wabamun) and Chicakoo Lake Recreation Area (in Onoway). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at West Edmonton Mall, stroll around Mill Creek Ravine Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Strathcona, and get in on the family fun at Fort Edmonton Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edmonton online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Edmonton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Edmonton, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Drumheller.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Drumheller

— 5 nights

Dinosaur Capital of the World

Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Drumheller: Three Hills Golf Club (in Three Hills), Trochu Arboretum & Gardens (in Trochu) and Anthony Henday Museum (in Delburne). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum, look for gifts at Dry Canyon Collectables, take some stellar pictures from Orkney Viewpoint, and contemplate the long history of Hanna Pioneer Museum & Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Drumheller vacation planner.

Fly from Edmonton to Drumheller in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Drumheller can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Brooks.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Brooks

— 2 nights
Brooks is a city in southeast Alberta, Canada, surrounded by the County of Newell. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Provincial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): walk around Tillebrook Provincial Park, stroll through Fullerton Loop Trail, and then see human ingenuity at work at Bassano Dam.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brooks online travel route planner.

Getting from Drumheller to Brooks by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Macleod.

Things to do in Brooks

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Fort Macleod

— 1 night
Fort Macleod, originally named Macleod, is a town in the southwest corner of the province of Alberta, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays 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 find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Macleod travel route planning tool.

Getting from Brooks to Fort Macleod by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Fort Macleod

Historic Sites · Museums

Waterton Lakes National Park

— 5 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.
Step out of Waterton Lakes National Park to go to Cardston and see Cardston Sweet Shop, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Bear's Hump, trek along Bertha Falls, go for a walk through Waterton Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cameron Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Waterton Lakes National Park day trip planning site.

Getting from Fort Macleod to Waterton Lakes National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Waterton Lakes National Park are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Longview.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Longview

— 2 nights
Longview is a village in southern Alberta, Canada. On the 28th (Wed), trek along Cowboy Trail, then contemplate the long history of Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, and then pause for some photo ops at Little Chicago - Royalties Monument.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Longview trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Waterton Lakes National Park to Longview in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Longview

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

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.