7 days in Alberta Itinerary

7 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Start: Fort McMurray
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Drumheller
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Calgary
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Banff National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Edmonton
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Fort McMurray

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night
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to World's Largest Dinosaur. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Fossil World Discovery Center Museum, see the interesting displays at Royal Tyrrell Museum, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Horsethief Canyon, and finally look for gifts at Jurassic Store Fossil World.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Drumheller travel route planner.

Fort McMurray to Drumheller is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. August in Drumheller sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums Parks Nature
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Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Horsethief Canyon ©
Horsethief Canyon
Fossil World Discovery Center Museum ©
Fossil World Discovery Center Museum

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Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 14th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Glenbow Museum, learn about all things military at The Military Museums, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bowness Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Calgary planner.

You can drive from Drumheller to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In August in Calgary, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum
The Military Museums ©
The Military Museums
Bowness Park ©
Bowness Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ink Pots Hiking Trail, learn more about the world around you at Banff Park Museum, thenexamine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Sulphur Mountain.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in August, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Banff National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Museums Nature
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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies ©
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Banff Park Museum ©
Banff Park Museum
Sulphur Mountain ©
Sulphur Mountain

2
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.
On the 16th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries, thenlook and learn at The Jasper Planetarium, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Annette Lake, and finally hike along Old Fort Point Loop Trail. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Wabasso Lake, explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, thenstep off the mainland to explore Spirit Island, and finally hike along Bald Hills.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park driving holiday app.

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Jasper Planetarium ©
The Jasper Planetarium
Mountain Galleries ©
Mountain Galleries
Bald Hills ©
Bald Hills

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Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Alberta Aviation Museum, thensee the sky in a new way at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, and then stroll around William Hawrelak Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edmonton vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Edmonton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jasper National Park in August since evenings lows in Edmonton dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Alberta Aviation Museum ©
Alberta Aviation Museum
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton ©
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton
William Hawrelak Park ©
William Hawrelak Park

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