7 days in Calgary, Banff National Park & Edmonton Itinerary

7 days in Calgary, Banff National Park & Edmonton Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Calgary
— 1 night
2
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
3
Calgary
— 1 night
4
Edmonton
— 2 nights

1
night
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
You've now added WinSport to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at WinSport.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Calgary holiday planning app.

Ottawa to Calgary is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Ottawa to Calgary, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
WinSport ©
WinSport

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Banff Avenue, Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff Upper Hot Springs, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site and then get to know the fascinating history of Banff Avenue. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Johnston Canyon and then test the waters at Banff Upper Hot Springs.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park day trip app.

Take a bus from Calgary to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Calgary in April: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©
Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Banff Upper Hot Springs ©
Banff Upper Hot Springs

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night
Calgary

Calgary ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wonderland Sculpture, Prince's Island Park, Peace Bridge, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): shop like a local with Stephen Avenue Walk, admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower, snap pictures at Peace Bridge, thenhead off the coast to Prince's Island Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Wonderland Sculpture.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Calgary trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Calgary takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In April, Calgary is a bit warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Calgary

Nature Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum
Stephen Avenue Walk ©
Stephen Avenue Walk
Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park

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Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes West Edmonton Mall. On the 19th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Muttart Conservatory and then buy something for everyone on your list at West Edmonton Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Alberta and then trek along Cavell Meadows Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Edmonton day trip planner.

You can drive from Calgary to Edmonton in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavell Meadows Trail
Highlights from your plan
West Edmonton Mall ©
West Edmonton Mall
Cavell Meadows Trail ©
Cavell Meadows Trail
Muttart Conservatory ©
Muttart Conservatory

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