10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Bus
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Talkeetna
— 1 day
Train
3
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Bus to Denali, Train to Fairbanks
4
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Chena Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive to Fairbanks International Airport, Fly to San Francisco

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Anchorage — 1 night

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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Anchorage trip planner.

San Francisco to Anchorage is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Anchorage, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Anchorage is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F. You'll set off for Talkeetna on the 3rd (Sat).
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Talkeetna — 1 day

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): catch all the local highlights with Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Talkeetna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 3 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.
Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, stroll through Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, and get a taste of the local shopping with Wild about Denali.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve attractions website.

Getting from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve by train takes about 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 2 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and then take in the pleasant sights at Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, then look for gifts at Santa Claus House, and then find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fairbanks road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Fairbanks sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Chena Hot Springs.
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Side Trip

Chena Hot Springs — 2 nights

Chena Hot Springs is a hot spring, resort, and unincorporated community in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States, 56.5 miles northeast of Fairbanks near the Chena River State Recreation Area. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Chena Hot Springs Resort.

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Traveling by car from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Chena Hot Springs are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sun).
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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.
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