10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  9​h
1
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
train + Drive:  7​h
3
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Anchorage
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, Santa Claus House, Large Animal Research Station, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): gain insight with Riverboat Discovery, then tour in style with Gold Dredge 8, then make a trip to Santa Claus House, and finally go for a walk through Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Large Animal Research Station, then take in the natural beauty of Chena Hot Springs Resort, then take in a show at The Alaska Salmon Bake at Pioneer Park, and finally catch a live performance at The Palace Theater.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks travel planner .

Newark to Fairbanks is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Newark to Fairbanks due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Newark in September, with highs in Fairbanks at 53°F and lows at 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Claus House, Chena Hot Springs Resort
Highlights from your plan
Chena Hot Springs Resort ©
Chena Hot Springs Resort
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary
Large Animal Research Station ©
Large Animal Research Station

2
nights
Denali National Park and Preserve

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Lake Trail, Denali Bus Depot (Wilderness Access Center) and Sled Dog Demonstration. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get answers to all your questions at Denali Bus Depot (Wilderness Access Center) and then trek along Horseshoe Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Kantishna Wilderness Trails.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Lake Trail ©
Horseshoe Lake Trail
Wilderness Access Center ©
Wilderness Access Center

1
night
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Alaska Botanical Garden, Portage Glacier, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Alaska Botanical Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and finally explore the striking landscape at Portage Glacier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of train and car from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage takes 7.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Botanical Garden ©
Alaska Botanical Garden

2
nights
Seward

Seward ©
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 Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise, Exit Glacier and Alaska SeaLife Center. On the 11th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, get interesting insight from Major Marine Tours - Kenai Fjords Cruise, and then explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seward holiday app .

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

few
hours
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Alaska Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): meet the residents at Alaska Zoo.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo

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