10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

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Anchorage
— 1 day
Drive
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Palmer
— 1 night
Drive
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Whittier
Drive
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Seward
Drive
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Palmer
— 1 night
Drive
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Wasilla
Drive
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Palmer
— 1 night
Drive
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Willow
Drive
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Denali National Park and Preserve
Train to Wasilla, Taxi to Palmer
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Palmer
— 1 night
Drive
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Talkeetna
Drive
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Palmer
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Anchorage
— 1 day
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Anchorage

— 1 day

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 list of things to see and do now includes Port of Anchorage, Indian Valley Mine & Gifts, Anchorage Brewing Company, and other attractions. On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum, walk around Earthquake Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchorage Brewing Company, then contemplate the long history of Indian Valley Mine & Gifts, and finally explore the activities along Port of Anchorage.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage travel route website.

New Orleans to Anchorage is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 3 hours. In October, Anchorage is colder than New Orleans - with highs of 45°F and lows of 32°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Palmer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Palmer

— 1 night
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Your day by day itinerary now includes Bearpaw River Brewing Company as well as Matanuska Glacier. On the 30th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Matanuska Glacier and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bearpaw River Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Palmer road trip website.

Getting from Anchorage to Palmer by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Whittier.

Things to do in Palmer

Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Whittier

Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. Your day by day itinerary now includes Prince William Sound as well as Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel and then contemplate the waterfront views at Prince William Sound.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Whittier tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Palmer to Whittier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Whittier can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for Seward.

Things to do in Whittier

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Seward

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Seward Boat Harbor as well as Miller's Landing. On the 31st (Sun), explore the activities along Seward Boat Harbor and then take in the waterfront at Miller's Landing.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seward trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Whittier to Seward takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Seward sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Palmer.

Things to do in Seward

Nature · Parks

Palmer

— 1 night
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Traveling by car from Seward to Palmer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Palmer when traveling from Seward in October, with lows around 31°F. You will leave for Wasilla on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Wasilla

Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. Your day by day itinerary now includes Iditarod Headquarters. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Iditarod Headquarters.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Wasilla trip itinerary planning website.

Wasilla is very close to Palmer. Expect a daytime high around 28°F in November, and nighttime lows around 15°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Palmer.

Things to do in Wasilla

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Palmer

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hatcher Pass as well as Pioneer Falls. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Pioneer Falls and then appreciate the views at Hatcher Pass.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Palmer trip builder site.

Palmer is very close to Wasilla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Willow.

Things to do in Palmer

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Willow

Willow is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Willow online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Palmer to Willow takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°F, and evening lows to 15°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Willow

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Willow to Denali National Park and Preserve. In November, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Palmer

— 1 night
For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Palmer driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Denali National Park and Preserve to Palmer takes 5.5 hours. You will leave for Talkeetna on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Aurora Dora as well as Nagley's Store. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, then view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Talkeetna travel route planner.

Drive from Palmer to Talkeetna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Talkeetna, expect temperatures between 29°F during the day and 13°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Palmer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Classes

Palmer

— 3 nights
Your list of things to see and do now includes Colony House Museum, Independence Mine State Historical Park, Bearpaw River Brewing Company, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park and then take an in-depth tour of Colony House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Bodenburg Butte, then don't miss a visit to National Tsunami Warning Center, then surround yourself with nature on Knik Glacier Tours, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bearpaw River Brewing Company.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Palmer road trip planner.

You can drive from Talkeetna to Palmer in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. You will leave for Anchorage on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Palmer

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 1 day

The City of Lights and Flowers

You've now added Alaska Sled Dog Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with Alaska Sled Dog Tours.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary builder site.

Take a shuttle from Palmer to Anchorage in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.