7 days in Alberta Itinerary

7 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Calgary
— 1 day
Drive
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Sylvan Lake
— 1 night
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Banff National Park
— 2 nights
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Calgary

— 1 day

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo and then head off the coast to Prince's Island Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Calgary holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Calgary. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sylvan Lake.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Sylvan Lake

— 1 night
Sylvan Lake is a town in central Alberta, Canada. Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Aspen Beach Provincial Park, take an in-depth tour of Bentley Museum, get some thrills out on the water with Alberta Flyboard - Gull Lake, then push the limits with Canadian Jetpack Adventures, and finally cool off at Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sylvan Lake route builder app.

You can drive from Calgary to Sylvan Lake in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sylvan Lake can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Sylvan Lake

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Attractions like Jasper's Whitewater Rafting Company and Rockaboo Mountain Adventures make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: cruise along Columbia Ice Field, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, take in the exciting artwork at Jasper Art Gallery, and get a dose of the wild on Jasper Riding Stables.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Sylvan Lake to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Sylvan Lake in August, plan for little chillier nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Banff National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, view the masterpieces at Samson Native Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Crowfoot Glacier, then explore the activities along Peyto Lake, and finally explore the activities along Moraine Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, then let the river carry you with Hydra River Guides, and then get outside with Via Ferrata.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Banff National Park visit planning website.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in August: highs in Banff National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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.