10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Fly
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Whittier
— 1 night
Drive
4
McCarthy
— 1 night
Drive
5
Copper Center
— 1 night
Drive
6
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train to Anchorage, Fly to San Francisco

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Anchorage — 1 night

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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Anchorage attractions app.

San Francisco to Anchorage is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Anchorage. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Anchorage are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Seward.
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Seward — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

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You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for slightly colder days in Seward, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Whittier.
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Parks · Nature · Adventure · Zoos & Aquariums

Whittier — 1 night

Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. On the 13th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Whittier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Whittier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to McCarthy.
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McCarthy — 1 night

McCarthy is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. On the 14th (Tue), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read McCarthy trip maker app.

Getting from Whittier to McCarthy by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Whittier in June, you will find days in McCarthy are somewhat warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Copper Center.
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Copper Center — 1 night

Copper Center is a census-designated place on the Copper River in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get outside with River Wrangellers and then get a dose of the wild on Copper Country Discovery Tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Copper Center online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from McCarthy to Copper Center takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 2 nights

The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali and then look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Copper Center to Denali National Park and Preserve. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 48°F. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sat).
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Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.
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Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve travel guide

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World heritage site · National Parks · Hiking Trails
America's Largest National Park
The glaciers and icefields of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve continue to shape its landscape, which stretches from cloud-shrouded peaks to the waters of the Gulf of Alaska. The park's 53,320 sq km (20,587 sq mi) area is larger than Switzerland, while 5,489 m (18,008 ft) Mt. St. Elias stands as the second-highest peak in the United States. The park is far from other mainstream Alaska attractions, so it offers visitors the chance to really experience "Wild Alaska," including massive glaciers and ice-fed rivers. The mountains, meadows, forests, rivers, lakes, and coast serve up plenty of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, rafting, mountaineering, hunting, and sea kayaking. The park prides itself on offering plenty of genuine wilderness and therefore limits the facilities it offers, so you'll need to be prepared with supplies.
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