12 days in Alaska Itinerary

12 days in Alaska Itinerary

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1
Anchorage
— 1 night
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
3
Anchorage
— 3 nights
4
Talkeetna
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alaska ATV Adventures as well as Alaska Tour & Travel. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see Alaska ATV Adventures, gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then tour the old-fashioned way with Alaska Tour & Travel. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Portage Glacier and then get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage planner.

Tampa to Anchorage is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Anchorage is minus 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in June, with highs in Anchorage at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo
Portage Glacier ©
Portage Glacier

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Denali and then identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of car and train takes about 8 hours. In June in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 48°F at night. You'll set off for Anchorage on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead

3
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
You've now added Alaska Tour & Travel to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Thu), catch all the local highlights with Alaska Tour & Travel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Virgin Creek Falls Trail and then take in the natural beauty of Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Anchorage route planner.

You can do a combination of train and car from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage in 8 hours. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Tour & Travel ©
Alaska Tour & Travel
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

3
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Step out of Talkeetna with an excursion to Independence Mine State Historical Park in Palmer--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Aurora Dora, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna journey planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Independence Mine State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Mine State Historical Park ©
Independence Mine State Historical Park
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora

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