10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Utqiagvik
— 2 nights
Fly to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Drive to Seward
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Seward
— 1 night
Drive
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Juneau
— 4 nights
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Utqiagvik

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tundra Tours Inc and then kick back and relax at Barrow Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Utqiagvik trip planner.

Houston to Utqiagvik is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, Utqiagvik is much colder than Houston - with highs of 30°F and lows of 22°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Utqiagvik

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Seward

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seward tour planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Utqiagvik to Seward. When traveling from Utqiagvik in May, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Seward: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

Anchorage

— 2 nights

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.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally stop by Cabin Fever. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then see the interesting displays at Alaska Jewish Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Anchorage sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Juneau

— 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau road trip planning tool.

Fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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.