11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Train
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Sterling
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kenai Fjords National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Katmai National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Anchorage — 1 night

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.
For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip maker.

Chicago to Anchorage is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chicago to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get a bit cooler in Anchorage: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. You will leave for Denali National Park and Preserve on the 11th (Sat).
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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.
To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve route maker tool.

You can take a train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sterling.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Sterling — 2 nights

Sterling is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Captain Cook State Recreation Area.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sterling road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denali National Park and Preserve to Sterling. While traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sterling, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 44°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Kenai Fjords National Park.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip

Kenai Fjords National Park — 1 night

Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kenai Fjords National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Sterling to Kenai Fjords National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Katmai National Park and Preserve.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Katmai National Park and Preserve — 3 nights

The volcanic landscape of Katmai National Park and Preserve is home to thousands of brown bears who spend their summers fattening up on the plentiful salmon that fill the wilderness area's rivers and streams.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the activities along Brooks River and then admire the sheer force of Brooks Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Naknek Lake.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Katmai National Park and Preserve trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kenai Fjords National Park to Katmai National Park and Preserve. In June in Katmai National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Anchorage.
Parks · Nature

Anchorage — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Katmai National Park and Preserve to Anchorage. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Wildlife · Parks
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Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.