8 days in Alberta Itinerary

8 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Edmonton, Bus to Jasper
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Jasper
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Louise
— 1 night
Drive
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Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calgary
— 1 night
Fly

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Jasper

— 2 nights
Jasper is a specialized municipality in western Alberta, Canada. To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jasper road trip app.

Toronto to Jasper is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in June; daily highs in Jasper reach 24°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Lake Louise.

Things to do in Jasper

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Lake Louise

— 1 night
Idyllic Lake Louise offers quick access the eponymous lake, arguably the biggest natural attraction in Alberta.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Louise trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Jasper to Lake Louise in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jasper in July, expect nights in Lake Louise to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Lake Louise

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Banff National Park

— 2 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.
Plain of Six Glaciers has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): hike along Bow Glacier Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plain of Six Glaciers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake, and finally explore the striking landscape at Crowfoot Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Lake Louise to Banff National Park in an hour. July in Banff National Park sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Calgary

— 1 night

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get some jogging in at Calgary Pathway System. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Calgary trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Calgary. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Alberta travel guide

4.3
Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Scenic Drive
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.