10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fairbanks
— 1 night
Bus to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Fly to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Train
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Soldotna
— 1 night
Drive
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Homer
Drive
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
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Valdez
— 2 nights
Fly

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Fairbanks

— 1 night

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 15th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Fairbanks. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

To plan Denali National Park and Preserve vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

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. In August, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Thunderbird Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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 18th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seward trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Soldotna.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Soldotna

— 1 night
Soldotna is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, in the U.S. State of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, then take an in-depth tour of Soldotna Historical Society, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Kenai River Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Soldotna trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Seward to Soldotna in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Soldotna

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Plan trip to Homer with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Soldotna to Homer in 1.5 hours. August in Homer sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. You'll set off for Anchorage on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Anchorage

— 1 night

The City of Lights and Flowers

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for gifts at Cabin Fever and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage holiday maker tool.

Getting from Homer to Anchorage by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Museums · Shopping

Valdez

— 2 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon, explore the striking landscape of Chugach National Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Valdez day trip planning site.

Getting from Anchorage to Valdez by car takes about 5.5 hours. While traveling from Anchorage, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Valdez, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 49°F. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Valdez

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side 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.