11 days in Alberta Itinerary

11 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta tour itinerary planner

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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
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Calgary
— 3 nights
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Columbia Ice Field, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilcox Pass, and hike along Cavell Meadows Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Cranbrook to Jasper National Park is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cranbrook in August; daily highs in Jasper National Park reach 28°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Banff National Park

— 4 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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, head outdoors with Mount Norquay, contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Calgary

— 3 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Explore Calgary's surroundings by going to Drumheller (Horseshoe Canyon & Royal Tyrrell Museum). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo, contemplate the long history of Fort Calgary, enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower, and stroll around Prince's Island Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Calgary trip planner.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Calgary when traveling from Banff National Park in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Alberta travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Parks · Waterfalls
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.