60 days in Alberta Itinerary

60 days in Alberta Itinerary

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60 days in Alberta Itinerary

Start: Mogadishu
Fly:  33 h
1
Edmonton
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Nordegg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Jasper National Park
— 10 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Banff National Park
— 10 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Longview
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Fort Macleod
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Brooks
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Drumheller
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Calgary
— 8 nights
Fly:  33 h
End: Mogadishu

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Edmonton side-trips: Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary (in Spruce Grove) and Reynolds-Alberta Museum (in Wetaskiwin). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Fort Edmonton Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elk Island National Park, get advice or help at Alberta Legislature Building, and take a leisurely stroll along John E Poole Interpretive Boardwalk.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Edmonton attractions app .

Mogadishu, Somalia to Edmonton is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mogadishu in November; daily highs in Edmonton reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nordegg.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

St. Albert, Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Elk Island National Park ©
Elk Island National Park
West Edmonton Mall ©
West Edmonton Mall
Fort Edmonton Park ©
Fort Edmonton Park

3
nights
Nordegg

Nordegg ©
Nordegg is a hamlet in west-central Alberta, Canada within Clearwater County. Nordegg is known for museums, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Abraham Lake, trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll around Ram Falls Recreation Area, and identify plant and animal life at Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nordegg trip tool .

You can drive from Edmonton to Nordegg in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in November, expect little chillier with lows of -14°C in Nordegg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Nordegg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Clearwater County
Highlights from your plan
Abraham Lake ©
Abraham Lake
Ram Falls Recreation Area ©
Ram Falls Recreation Area
Fish Lake Provincial Recreation Area ©
Fish Lake Provincial Recreation Area

10
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia Icefield Skywalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Edith Cavell, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park online trip planner .

You can drive from Nordegg to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Nordegg in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

10
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Banff National Park: Yoho National Park (Emerald Lake & Takakkaw Falls). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, cruise along Icefields Parkway, explore and take pictures at Bow Valley Parkway, and hike along Plain of Six Glaciers.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in November, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around -11°C, while days are little chillier, around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Longview.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

1
night
Longview

Longview ©
Longview is a village in southern Alberta, Canada. On the 1st (Tue), stroll through Cowboy Trail, then contemplate the long history of Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Eau Claire Distillery, and finally browse the exhibits of Bluerock Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Longview tour planning website .

Getting from Banff National Park to Longview by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Longview

Parks Trails Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eau Claire Distillery, 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.
Waterton Lakes National Park is known for nature, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at International Peace Park Hike, explore the activities along Bertha Lake, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon, and hike along Carthew - Alderson Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Waterton Lakes National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Longview to Waterton Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. In December in Waterton Lakes National Park, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort Macleod.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Lake ©
Cameron Lake
Crypt Lake Trail ©
Crypt Lake Trail
Carthew - Alderson Trail ©
Carthew - Alderson Trail

2
nights
Fort Macleod

Fort Macleod ©
Fort Macleod, originally named Macleod, is a town in the southwest corner of the province of Alberta, Canada. On the 8th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Cardston Alberta Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Remington Carriage Museum, and then look for gifts at Cardston Sweet Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Heritage Acres Farm Museum, then contemplate the long history of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, and then see the interesting displays at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police).

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fort Macleod day trip planning site .

You can drive from Waterton Lakes National Park to Fort Macleod in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fort Macleod, with lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brooks.

Things to do in Fort Macleod

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cardston, Heritage Acres Farm Museum
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Brooks

Brooks ©
Brooks is a city in southeast Alberta, Canada, surrounded by the County of Newell. Take a break from Brooks with a short trip to Bassano Dam in Bassano, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Provincial Park, take an in-depth tour of Brooks and District Museum, walk around Tillebrook Provincial Park, and grab your bike and head to Fullerton Loop Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brooks online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Fort Macleod to Brooks takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Macleod in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Brooks, with lows around -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Drumheller.

Things to do in Brooks

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Bassano Dam
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Provincial Park ©
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Tillebrook Provincial Park ©
Tillebrook Provincial Park
Brooks and District Museum ©
Brooks and District Museum

6
nights
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Explore Drumheller's surroundings by going to West Stettler Park (in Stettler) and Trochu Arboretum & Gardens (in Trochu). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum, take in breathtaking views at Horseshoe Canyon, steep yourself in history at Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoodoos.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Drumheller trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Brooks to Drumheller takes 1.5 hours. In December in Drumheller, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Drumheller

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Trochu Arboretum & Gardens, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, West Stettler Park, Rosebud & District Centennial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Horsethief Canyon ©
Horsethief Canyon
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Hoodoos ©
Hoodoos

8
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
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: Just Imajan Art Gallery (in Cochrane) and Ribbon Creek Trail (in Canmore). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower, contemplate the long history of Heritage Park Historical Village, and stroll around Fort Calgary.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Calgary trip maker.

Traveling by car from Drumheller to Calgary takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Traveling from Drumheller in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Calgary, with lows around -15°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ribbon Creek Trail, Just Imajan Art Gallery, Kananaskis Country Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Heritage Park Historical Village ©
Heritage Park Historical Village

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