11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Palmer
— 1 day
drive:  30​min
3
Wasilla
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

4
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.
You've added Alaska Zoo, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Anchorage vacation maker .

Kansas City to Anchorage is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Anchorage is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Kansas City, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Anchorage, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 18°F. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Whittier
Highlights from your plan
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts ©
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts
Glacier Jetski Adventures ©
Glacier Jetski Adventures
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
day
Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bodenburg Butte as well as Reindeer Farm.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Palmer trip planner.

Drive from Anchorage to Palmer in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Palmer can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wasilla.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bodenburg Butte ©
Bodenburg Butte
Reindeer Farm ©
Reindeer Farm

1
night
Wasilla

Wasilla
Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wasilla trip itinerary planner .

Wasilla is just a stone's throw from Palmer. In March, daily temperatures in Wasilla can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. You will leave for Talkeetna on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Wasilla

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. You've added Nagley's Store, Alaska Bush Float Plane Service, D & S Alaskan Trail Rides, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at Denali Zipline Tours and then trot along with D & S Alaskan Trail Rides. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora and then get a bird's-eye view with Alaska Bush Float Plane Service.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Talkeetna vacation builder site .

You can drive from Wasilla to Talkeetna in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Wasilla in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°F in Talkeetna. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Alaska Bush Float Plane Service ©
Alaska Bush Float Plane Service
Denali Zipline Tours ©
Denali Zipline Tours

3
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skiland Mt Aurora, Alaska Northern Lights Tour, Sled Dog Adventures, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary and then get interesting insight from Alaska Northern Lights Tour.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Fairbanks vacation planner .

You can drive from Talkeetna to Fairbanks in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Talkeetna in March, expect Fairbanks to be slightly colder, temps between 24°F and -2°F. You will leave for home on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary

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