12 days in Alaska Itinerary

12 days in Alaska Itinerary

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12 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Florence
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Seward
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: Florence

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: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage tour itinerary app .

Florence to Anchorage is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Anchorage is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Florence in October, things will get cooler in Anchorage: highs are around 45°F and lows about 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
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 22nd (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Harding Ice Field Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Seward trip planning app .

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Seward are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Harding Ice Field Trail
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

1
day
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve ©
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the activities along Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

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Explore your travel options from Seward to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©

4
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Juneau. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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