10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fairbanks
— 1 night
Bus to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Fly to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Train
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Soldotna
— 1 night
Drive
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Homer
Drive
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
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Valdez
— 2 nights
Fly

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Fairbanks

— 1 night

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 22nd (Sat), get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fairbanks trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Fairbanks International Airport. May in Fairbanks sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. May in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Anchorage

— 1 night

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Thunderbird Falls. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Thunderbird Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage road trip app.

You can take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Seward

— 2 nights

Alaska Starts Here

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seward visit planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Seward are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Soldotna.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Soldotna

— 1 night
Soldotna is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, in the U.S. State of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, then see the interesting displays at Soldotna Historical Society, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kenai River Brewing Company.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Soldotna road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Soldotna takes 2 hours. Traveling from Seward in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Soldotna. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Soldotna

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Homer tour itinerary site.

Drive from Soldotna to Homer in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Soldotna in May since evenings lows in Homer dip to 5°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Anchorage

— 1 night

The City of Lights and Flowers

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for gifts at Cabin Fever and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Anchorage trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Homer to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Museums · Shopping

Valdez

— 2 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon, then delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Valdez tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Valdez takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in May; daily highs in Valdez reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Valdez

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.