12 days in Alaska Itinerary

12 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive to Wasilla, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cooper Landing
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Anchorage

— 1 night

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.
To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary planner.

San Antonio to Anchorage is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Anchorage is minus 3 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in September, things will get much colder in Anchorage: highs are around 57°F and lows about 44°F. You will leave for Denali National Park and Preserve on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 2 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.
You've now added Tundra Wilderness Tour to your itinerary.

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

You can do a combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Anchorage

— 3 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Your day by day itinerary now includes Phillips Cruises and Tours as well as Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip maker site.

Take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Cooper Landing.

Things to do in Anchorage

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Cooper Landing

— 3 nights
Cooper Landing is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States, about 100mi south of Anchorage, at the confluence of Kenai Lake and Kenai River. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kenai Fjords Tours.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cooper Landing journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Cooper Landing takes 2 hours. September in Cooper Landing sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 45°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Anchorage.

Things to do in Cooper Landing

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Anchorage

— 2 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Anchorage visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Cooper Landing to Anchorage takes 2 hours. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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.