10 days in Denali National Park, Anchorage & Seward Itinerary

10 days in Denali National Park, Anchorage & Seward Itinerary

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Denali National Park and Preserve
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Anchorage
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Seward
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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.
Get outdoors at Denali and Husky Homestead. Spend the 9th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and look for gifts at Wild about Denali.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve travel itinerary planner.

Madison to Denali National Park and Preserve is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Madison to Denali National Park and Preserve, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Madison in August, with highs in Denali National Park and Preserve at 66°F and lows at 49°F. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
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Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd
River Rafting & Tubing

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Anchorage

Anchorage ©

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): look for all kinds of wild species at 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 in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then grab your bike and head to 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 8 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

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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Exit Glacier. Step out of Seward to go to Kenai Fjords National Park and see Harding Ice Field Trail, 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

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier

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