12 days in Alaska Itinerary

12 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kenai Fjords National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Seward
— 1 night
Drive
4
Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Willow
— 1 night
Drive
6
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train to Anchorage, Fly to Reagan Washington

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Anchorage

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

Plan a Anchorage trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Seattle to Anchorage is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Anchorage is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get a bit cooler in Anchorage: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

1
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Kenai Fjords National Park

Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Exit Glacier.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kenai Fjords National Park travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Anchorage to Kenai Fjords National Park. While traveling from Anchorage, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kenai Fjords National Park, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

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Seward

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seward online day trip planner.

Seward is just a short distance from Kenai Fjords National Park. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Pratt Museum, stroll through Homer Spit, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Homer travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Homer are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Willow.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

1
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Willow

Willow is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. On the 14th (Sun), walk around Nancy Lakes Recreation Area and then make a trip to Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Willow attractions website.

Getting from Homer to Willow by car takes about 5.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Willow

Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Byers Lake in Talkeetna (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, hike along Savage River Loop Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Willow to Denali National Park and Preserve. In June, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.