10 days in Alberta Itinerary

10 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Edmonton
— 1 night
Drive
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Drumheller
— 1 night
Drive
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Calgary
— 1 night
Bus
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
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Edmonton

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a stroll through Whyte Avenue, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Life, then get in on the family fun at World Waterpark, and finally see the sky in a new way at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Muttart Conservatory, sample the fine beverages at Strathcona Spirits Distillery, then browse for treasures at Wee Book Inn, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at West Edmonton Mall.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Edmonton trip itinerary planner.

Toronto to Edmonton is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Edmonton due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Edmonton, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Drumheller.

Things to do in Edmonton

Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

Drumheller

— 1 night

Dinosaur Capital of the World

Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
On the 4th (Sun), get great views at Orkney Viewpoint, examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum, then explore the striking landscape at The Hoodoos, and finally stop by Dry Canyon Collectables.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Drumheller trip planner.

You can drive from Edmonton to Drumheller in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. April in Drumheller sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

Calgary

— 1 night

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 5th (Mon), head off the coast to Prince's Island Park and then meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Calgary travel route planner.

Getting from Drumheller to Calgary by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

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.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake O' Hara, and then get a dose of the wild on Kingmik Dog Sled Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park vacation site.

You can take a bus from Calgary to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In April, Banff National Park is little chillier than Calgary - with highs of 9°C and lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Jasper National Park

— 3 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: hit the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, take in the exciting artwork at Our Native Land, relax and rejuvenate at Jasper Fitness & Aquatic Centre, and see the interesting displays at The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park online visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Jasper National Park are 13°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Alberta travel guide

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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.