13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 1 night
Fly
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Anchorage
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): catch all the local highlights with Alpine Air Alaska and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Portage Glacier, then explore the activities along Cook Inlet, and then look for gifts at Grizzly's Gifts.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage tour planning website.

Columbus to Anchorage is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Columbus in April; daily highs in Anchorage reach 48°F and lows reach 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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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.
For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seward trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Seward, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 32°F at night. You'll set off for Talkeetna on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Nagley's Store, view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then get some thrills on the water with Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures, and finally stroll around Talkeetna Lakes Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Talkeetna trip planning website.

Getting from Seward to Talkeetna by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Talkeetna when traveling from Seward in April, with lows around 26°F. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dog Sledding Tours at EarthSong Lodge and then take in the awesome beauty at Denali.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve trip builder.

Getting from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve by train takes about 5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Highlights from your trip

1
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Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in April, expect Fairbanks to be little chillier, temps between 43°F and 21°F. You'll set off for Anchorage on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

1
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Anchorage

The City of Lights and Flowers

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage road trip site.

Fly from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Anchorage when traveling from Fairbanks in April, with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.