10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Seward

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
On the 1st (Thu), get lost in a book at Seward Community Library & Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seward day trip tool .

New York City to Seward is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Seward hover around 62°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

3
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and taxi. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©

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