13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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13 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
train + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Seward
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Kenai Fjords National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Durham

3
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.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring at Wonder Lake. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, look for all kinds of wild species at Mc Kinley Park Rd, look for gifts at Wild about Denali, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve online sightseeing planner .

Durham to Denali National Park and Preserve is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Durham to Denali National Park and Preserve, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Durham in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Denali National Park and Preserve: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Denali ©
Denali
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then explore and take pictures at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally look for gifts at Cabin Fever. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage tour planner.

You can do a combination of train and car from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage in 7.5 hours. In August in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo

1
night
Seward

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.
On the 5th (Mon), meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Plan a trip to Seward easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In August in Seward, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Things to do in Seward

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

3
nights
Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
Kenai Fjords National Park is known for nature, trails, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier, stroll through Clam Gulch, contemplate the waterfront views at Six Mile Creek, and hike along Harding Ice Field Trail.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kenai Fjords National Park vacation builder tool .

Kenai Fjords National Park is just a short distance from Seward. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier

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