11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Juneau
— 2 nights
train:  20​h
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
3
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Zipline has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay. On your second day here, see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Juneau trip tool .

Minneapolis to Juneau is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Juneau. In August, Juneau is a bit cooler than Minneapolis - with highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Zipline

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Savage Alpine Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Mc Kinley Park Rd and then look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 20 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 7th (Wed), you're off toTalkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aurora Dora as well as Denali Zipline Tours. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at Denali Zipline Tours, take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora, and finally don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, savor the flavors at Kahiltna Gold Birch Syrup, and then make a trip to Cubby's Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna tour builder tool .

You can take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna in 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod
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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Denali Zipline Tours ©
Denali Zipline Tours
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

3
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then see the interesting displays at The Roundhouse at Alyeska. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): stop by Grizzly's Gifts, then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, then take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, and finally view the masterpieces at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage online journey builder .

You can drive from Talkeetna to Anchorage in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

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