10 days in Denali National Park, Anchorage & Seward Itinerary

10 days in Denali National Park, Anchorage & Seward Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Seward
— 3 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Madison

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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.
Get outdoors at Denali and Mc Kinley Park Rd. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve itinerary maker tool.

Madison to Denali National Park and Preserve is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Denali National Park and Preserve is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Madison in August, expect Denali National Park and Preserve to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Anchorage

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chugach National Forest. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Beluga Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally stop by Cabin Fever.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage online attractions planner.

Take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seward

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Harding Ice Field Trail. Step out of Seward to go to Kenai Fjords National Park and see Exit Glacier, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seward trip maker site.

Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip