12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
1
Anchorage
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Talkeetna
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
3
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
train + Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Anchorage
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Juneau
— 2 nights
End: Juneau

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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.
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage vacation tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Anchorage. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 53°F. You will leave for Talkeetna on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. You've now added Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures to your itinerary.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Talkeetna visit planner .

You can drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures ©
Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures

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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.
Kantishna Wilderness Trails has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Mon), get interesting insight from Kantishna Wilderness Trails.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve online visit planner .

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Seward Hwy, Seward Boat Harbor, Turnagain Arm, and other attractions. See even more of Anchorage: tour the pleasant surroundings at Virgin Creek Falls Trail and sample the tasty concoctions at Girdwood Brewing Company.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage by combination of train and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Spirit of the Kenai Alaska Fishing Adventures, Seward Hwy, Seward Boat Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Seward Hwy ©
Seward Hwy

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nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eagle Beach as well as Mendenhall Glacier. On the 19th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Mendenhall Glacier and then admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Juneau driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls
Mendenhall Glacier ©
Mendenhall Glacier

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