10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + train:  4​h
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Seward
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Boston

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, admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo, and identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Anchorage trip planning tool .

Boston to Anchorage is an approximately 12-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Anchorage is minus 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boston in June: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

3
nights
Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve ©
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.
Denali National Park and Preserve is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, nightlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, see Off-Road Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Savage River Loop Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 7.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Denali ©
Denali
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Off-Road Tours

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seward road trip app .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Seward in 10.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in July, you will find days in Seward are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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