9 days in Alberta Itinerary

9 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Calgary
— 1 night

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Banff National Park

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Louise, cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, and learn more about the world around you at Banff Park Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip builder app.

Hamilton to Banff National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamilton to Banff National Park is minus 2 hours. In May, Banff National Park is slightly colder than Hamilton - with highs of 15°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Jasper National Park

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, see the interesting displays at The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Summit Massage Therapy and Wellness, and look for all kinds of wild species at Jasper Riding Stables.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip itinerary site.

Drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in May: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Calgary

— 1 night

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo and then take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Calgary trip website.

Drive from Jasper National Park to Calgary in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Calgary are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.