10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
2
Whittier
— 1 night
Drive
3
Talkeetna
— 1 night
Train
4
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
5
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Valdez
— 1 night
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
7
Seward
— 2 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Duluth

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stop by Cabin Fever and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Alaska Jewish Museum, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip itinerary app.

Duluth to Anchorage is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Duluth to Anchorage. When traveling from Duluth in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anchorage: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Whittier.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Whittier vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Whittier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Anchorage in May, with highs in Whittier at 54°F and lows at 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Whittier

Tours · Outdoors

Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 28th (Fri), get outside with Hurricane Turn, stroll around Talkeetna Lakes Park, then view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Talkeetna holiday maker.

You can drive from Whittier to Talkeetna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Whittier in May: highs in Talkeetna hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.
On the 29th (Sat), trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve travel route planning tool.

Traveling by train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 5 hours. In May in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Fairbanks

— 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and then gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, make a trip to Santa Claus House, and then see the interesting displays at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In May in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Valdez

— 1 night
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, and then examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Valdez trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fairbanks to Valdez in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Fairbanks in May, expect nights in Valdez to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Valdez

Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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 2nd (Wed): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seward route builder app.

Getting from Valdez to Seward by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Valdez in June, expect nights in Seward to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · 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.