11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Juneau
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
train + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC and then explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Juneau trip builder app .

Dallas to Juneau is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dallas to Juneau. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in May; daily highs in Juneau reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature Parks Tours
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
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.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, shop like a local with Wild about Denali, look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Juneau to Denali National Park and Preserve with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Wonder Lake ©
Wonder Lake
Denali ©
Denali

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Zoo. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109, see the interesting displays at Alaska Jewish Museum, and look for gifts at Cabin Fever.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage travel route planning tool .

Do a combination of train and car from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage in 7.5 hours. In May in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

2
nights
Seward

Seward ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seward trip planner .

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Kayaking & Canoeing
Helicopter Tours

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