10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fairbanks
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Denali National Park and Preserve
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Trapper Creek
— 2 nights
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Nenana
— 1 night
Drive
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North Pole
— 1 night
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Fairbanks

— 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Angel Rocks Trail. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): trek along Angel Rocks Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Fairbanks road trip tool.

Greensboro to Fairbanks is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Greensboro to Fairbanks, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Greensboro in May, expect Fairbanks to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Denali Visitor Center as well as Mc Kinley Park Rd. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Mc Kinley Park Rd. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Denali, get answers to all your questions at Denali Visitor Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Savage River Loop Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve route planner.

Getting from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Trapper Creek.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Trapper Creek

— 2 nights
Trapper Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Talkeetna Riverfront Park as well as Talkeetna Air Taxi. On the 12th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Talkeetna Riverfront Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Denali State Park and then catch a ride with Talkeetna Air Taxi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Trapper Creek itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denali National Park and Preserve to Trapper Creek. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nenana.

Things to do in Trapper Creek

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Transportation

Side Trip

Nenana

— 1 night
Nenana is a Home Rule City in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area of the Unorganized Borough in the Interior of the U.S. state of Alaska. Nenana Visitor Center has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Alfred Starr Cultural Center & Museum, then get all the information you need at Nenana Visitor Center, then explore the activities along Nenana River, and finally see the interesting displays at Alaska State Railroad Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Nenana journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Trapper Creek to Nenana takes 3.5 hours. May in Nenana sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to North Pole.

Things to do in Nenana

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

North Pole

— 1 night
North Pole is a small city in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. You've now added Alaska Highway to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Alaska Highway. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Santa Claus House.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the North Pole trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Nenana to North Pole takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Nenana in May, North Pole is a bit cooler at night with lows of 35°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in North Pole

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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.