10 days in Denali National Park and Preserve, Anchorage & Nome Itinerary

10 days in Denali National Park and Preserve, Anchorage & Nome 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
— 3 nights
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Nome
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali and then look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve road trip planner.

San Francisco to Denali National Park and Preserve is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Denali National Park and Preserve: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 40°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Anchorage

— 3 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.
On the 12th (Wed), stop by Oomingmak, Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and then look for gifts at Cabin Fever. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Alaska Wild Berry Products and then deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage holiday maker site.

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage by train takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Anchorage are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nome.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Nome

— 3 nights
Nome is a city in the Nome Census Area in the Unorganized Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. Discover out-of-the-way places like White Alice Site and Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nome trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Anchorage to Nome. Traveling from Anchorage in September, expect Nome to be little chillier, temps between 49°F and 36°F. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Nome

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites