13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Train to Anchorage, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Syracuse

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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 24th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm and then admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass. On your second day here, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, explore the striking landscape of Chugach National Forest, and then stop by Alaska Wild Berry Products.

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Syracuse to Anchorage is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Syracuse in August, with highs in Anchorage at 66°F and lows at 53°F. You'll set off for Denali National Park and Preserve on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Anchorage

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Mc Kinley Park Rd.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

2
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Sitka

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sitka online attractions planner.

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Sitka by combination of train and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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Ketchikan

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. For shopping fun, head to Tongass Trading Company or Caribou Creek Company. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Tongass National Forest, and explore the galleries of Totem Heritage Center.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan journey site.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · 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.