22 days in Alberta Itinerary

22 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta travel planner

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Edmonton
— 1 night
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Jasper National Park
— 6 nights
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Banff National Park
— 7 nights
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Calgary
— 3 nights
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
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Drumheller
— 1 night

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Edmonton

Edmonton ©

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 1st (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Alberta Legislature Building, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Basilica, and then get a new perspective on nature at Royal Alberta Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Edmonton Valley Zoo, find something for the whole family at Fort Edmonton Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Strathcona, and finally look for gifts at Italian Centre Shop.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Edmonton tour builder website.

Toronto to Edmonton is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in July, with highs in Edmonton at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip
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Theme Park
Fort Edmonton Park
4.5
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Historic Walking Area
Old Strathcona
4.2
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Government Building
Alberta Legislature Building
4.7

6
nights
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
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 a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, explore the activities along Maligne Lake, step off the mainland to explore Spirit Island, and trek along Bald Hills.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Jasper National Park fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Edmonton to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Jasper National Park when traveling from Edmonton in July, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Athabasca Falls
4.7
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Scenic Drive
Columbia Ice Field
4.1
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Canyon
Maligne Canyon
4.7

7
nights
Banff National Park

Banff National Park
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 Moraine Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, get outside with Via Ferrata, and stroll through Plain of Six Glaciers.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in July: highs in Banff National Park hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Must see
Lake Louise
4.4
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Must see
Moraine Lake
4.8
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Water Body
Peyto Lake
4.9

3
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Calgary is known for fun & games, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo, examine the collection at Glenbow Museum, stroll around Fort Calgary, and take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Calgary trip planner.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Calgary in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, Calgary is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
Highlights from your trip
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Art Museum
Glenbow Museum
4.5

3
nights
Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park ©
Established in the 1890s and named after a celebrated Victorian naturalist, Waterton Lakes National Park encompasses a variety of landscapes that include mountains, freshwater wetlands, prairie grasslands, aspen forests, and lakes.
Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along International Peace Park Hike, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crypt Lake Trail, make a trip to Waterton Village, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cameron Lake.

Plan a trip to Waterton Lakes National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Calgary to Waterton Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Drumheller.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Waterton Lake National Park
4.5
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Hiking Trail
Crypt Lake Trail
4.8
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Water Body
Cameron Lake
4.7

1
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Drumheller

Drumheller ©

Dinosaur Capital of the World

Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get great views at Orkney Viewpoint and then see the interesting displays at Royal Tyrrell Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Drumheller road trip tool.

Getting from Waterton Lakes National Park to Drumheller by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Royal Tyrrell Museum
4.8

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