10 days in North America Itinerary

10 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Edmonton
— 1 night
Drive
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Calgary
— 1 night
Bus
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Banff National Park
— 1 night
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Banff National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Drumheller
— 1 night
Drive
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Kootenay National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Calgary International Airport, Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport

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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 16th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Royal Alberta Museum and then browse the different shops at West Edmonton Mall.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edmonton trip planning app.

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, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Edmonton. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calgary.

Things to do in Edmonton

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

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 17th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Calgary trip tool.

You can drive from Edmonton to Calgary in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

Banff National Park

— 1 night
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 19th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on Kingmik Dog Sled Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake O' Hara, and then explore the activities along Lake Louise.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Banff National Park road trip website.

You can take a bus from Calgary to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in April, expect Banff National Park to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:

Banff National Park

— 1 night
On the 20th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lake Louise Ski Resort and then view the masterpieces at Samson Native Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip planner.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:

Jasper National Park

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Wed), fly down the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, then learn the secrets of beer at Jasper Food Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at Jasper Fitness & Aquatic Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip maker site.

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Jasper National Park are 13°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Drumheller.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Drumheller

— 1 night

Dinosaur Capital of the World

Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Royal Tyrrell Museum, then look for gifts at Dry Canyon Collectables, and then take some stellar pictures from Orkney Viewpoint.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Drumheller route planner.

Drive from Jasper National Park to Drumheller in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. April in Drumheller sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kootenay National Park.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

Kootenay National Park

— 2 nights
Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Marble Canyon, trek along Stanley Glacier, and then admire the majestic nature at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kootenay National Park online day trip planner.

Getting from Drumheller to Kootenay National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Drumheller in April, expect nights in Kootenay National Park to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kootenay National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25: