11 days in Kenai Fjords National Park, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve & Denali National Park and Preserve Itinerary

11 days in Kenai Fjords National Park, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve & Denali National Park and Preserve Itinerary

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Fly to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Drive to Kenai Fjords National Park
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Kenai Fjords National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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McCarthy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 6 nights
Train to Anchorage, Fly to Newark

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Kenai Fjords National Park

— 2 nights

Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
Kenai Fjords National Park is known for nature, trails, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Harding Ice Field Trail, head off the coast to Fox Island, explore the striking landscape at Pederson Glacier, and look for all kinds of wild species at Exit Glacier.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kenai Fjords National Park online vacation planner.

Newark to Kenai Fjords National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Kenai Fjords National Park is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Newark in July, plan for colder days in Kenai Fjords National Park, with highs around 64°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for McCarthy.

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

McCarthy

— 2 nights
McCarthy is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Wild Alpine - Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark and then trek along Root Glacier Trail.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our McCarthy online tour itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kenai Fjords National Park to McCarthy. Expect a bit cooler evenings in McCarthy when traveling from Kenai Fjords National Park in July, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in McCarthy

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 6 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.
Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring at Wonder Lake. Spend the 27th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and experience rural life at Dog Gone It.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from McCarthy to Denali National Park and Preserve. In July, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve travel guide

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World heritage site · National Parks · Hiking Trails
America's Largest National Park
The glaciers and icefields of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve continue to shape its landscape, which stretches from cloud-shrouded peaks to the waters of the Gulf of Alaska. The park's 53,320 sq km (20,587 sq mi) area is larger than Switzerland, while 5,489 m (18,008 ft) Mt. St. Elias stands as the second-highest peak in the United States. The park is far from other mainstream Alaska attractions, so it offers visitors the chance to really experience "Wild Alaska," including massive glaciers and ice-fed rivers. The mountains, meadows, forests, rivers, lakes, and coast serve up plenty of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, rafting, mountaineering, hunting, and sea kayaking. The park prides itself on offering plenty of genuine wilderness and therefore limits the facilities it offers, so you'll need to be prepared with supplies.