11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Seward
— 1 night
Drive
4
Talkeetna
— 1 night
Train
5
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Coldfoot
— 1 night
Drive
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
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Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 17th (Sat), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau online trip builder.

Syracuse to Juneau is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Syracuse in July: high temperatures in Juneau hover around 63°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, then stop by Polar Bear Gifts, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Juneau, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anchorage, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Seward

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seward online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anchorage in July: highs in Seward hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop, then get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Seward to Talkeetna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Seward in July, you will find days in Talkeetna are somewhat warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Denali and then look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead.

To find out how to plan a trip to Denali National Park and Preserve, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve by train takes about 5 hours. In July in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Coldfoot.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Coldfoot

— 1 night
Coldfoot is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Coldfoot online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denali National Park and Preserve to Coldfoot. In July, daily temperatures in Coldfoot can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Coldfoot

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Fairbanks

— 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 25th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Fairbanks Ice Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden, then examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at University of Alaska Museum of the North.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fairbanks vacation planner.

Getting from Coldfoot to Fairbanks by car takes about 6.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fairbanks can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Shopping · Parks

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.