11 days in Seward, Denali National Park and Preserve & Anchorage Itinerary

11 days in Seward, Denali National Park and Preserve & Anchorage Itinerary

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11 days in Seward, Denali National Park and Preserve & Anchorage Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Seward
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  10​h 30​min
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
train + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Denver

3
nights
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.
On the 7th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seward online trip itinerary maker .

Denver to Seward is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Denver to Seward. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Seward: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Seward

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Denali. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, and then view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of bus and train from Seward to Denali National Park and Preserve in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seward in July, you will find days in Denali National Park and Preserve are a bit warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

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Denali ©
Denali
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead

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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and car from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage in 7.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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