12 days in Alberta Itinerary

12 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta trip planner

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Calgary
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park
— 7 nights
Shuttle to Calgary, Fly to Accra

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Calgary

— 2 nights

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 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Midnapore Chapel, steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, then take an in-depth tour of Glenbow Museum, and finally take a stroll through Stephen Avenue Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Prince's Island Park and then meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Calgary trip planner.

Accra, Ghana to Calgary is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Accra to Calgary is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Accra in July, plan for slightly colder days in Calgary, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums
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Banff National Park

— 7 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.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Banff Avenue. Step out of Banff National Park to go to Yoho National Park and see Takakkaw Falls, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, let the river carry you with Hydra River Guides, hike along Plain of Six Glaciers, and take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip itinerary website.

Take a bus from Calgary to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Banff National Park, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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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.