5 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Alberta itinerary planner
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— 2 nights
Sylvan Lake
— 1 night
— 1 night
Banff National Park
Drive to Calgary International Airport, Fly to Vancouver International Airport, Drive to Manning Park


Calgary — 2 nights

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 12th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower and then step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo and then stroll around Spruce Meadows.

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Manning Park to Calgary is an approximately 10-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Manning Park in July, you will find days in Calgary are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sylvan Lake.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Nature
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Sylvan Lake — 1 night

Sylvan Lake is a town in central Alberta, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): walk around Jarvis Bay Provincial Park, stroll around Sylvan Lake Provincial Park, then make a splash at Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash, and finally cool off at Wild Rapids Water Slide Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Innisfail Historical Village, examine the collection at Historic Markerville Creamery Museum, and then kick back and relax at Aspen Beach Provincial Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sylvan Lake travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Sylvan Lake takes 2 hours. July in Sylvan Lake sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Canmore.
Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Canmore — 1 night

Bordered by the spectacular peaks of the Alberta Rockies, within a stone's throw of Banff National Park, the town of Canmore serves as an excellent base for outdoor adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Canmore online visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Sylvan Lake to Canmore with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Canmore can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Banff National Park.
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Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Minnewanka.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planner.

Banff National Park is just a short distance from Canmore. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
Nature · Parks · Tours
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Alberta travel guide

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.