12 days in Alaska Itinerary

12 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Seward
— 3 nights
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Fairbanks

— 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks trip website.

Indianapolis to Fairbanks is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Fairbanks is minus 4 hours. In August, Fairbanks is slightly colder than Indianapolis - with highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F. You'll set off for Talkeetna on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Talkeetna

— 2 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Denali Zipline Tours as well as Talkeetna River Guides - Day Trips. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): relax and float downstream with Talkeetna River Guides - Day Trips and then look for gifts at Aurora Dora. On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at Denali Zipline Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Talkeetna route planner.

Traveling by car from Fairbanks to Talkeetna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Anchorage

— 2 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

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 now added Chugach State Park to your itinerary. There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and explore the striking landscape at Portage Glacier.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Anchorage tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Talkeetna to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Seward

— 3 nights

Alaska Starts Here

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.
Dolphin & Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Seward fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.