13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
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Talkeetna
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Fairbanks
— 1 night
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North Pole
— 1 day
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Chena Hot Springs
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Fairbanks
— 1 night
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 day
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Fairbanks
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Delta Junction
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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Whittier
— 1 day
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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Palmer
— 1 night
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Valdez
— 1 day
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Anchorage
— 1 day
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Seward
— 1 day
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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Palmer
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Wasilla
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Anchorage
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Homer
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Anchorage
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Anchorage

— 1 day

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.
Eklutna Village Historic Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Sat), walk around Eklutna Village Historic Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage online attractions planner.

Oklahoma City to Anchorage is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Anchorage, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in July: highs in Anchorage hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. You've now added Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room to your itinerary. On the 31st (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna trip maker website.

Drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Talkeetna sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip

Fairbanks

— 1 night

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fairbanks trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Talkeetna to Fairbanks takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for North Pole.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

North Pole

— 1 day
North Pole is a small city in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at The Knotty Shop and then stop by Santa Claus House.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our North Pole trip planning site.

North Pole is just a stone's throw from Fairbanks. In August in North Pole, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chena Hot Springs.

Things to do in North Pole

Shopping

Side Trip

Chena Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs is a hot spring, resort, and unincorporated community in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States, 56.5 miles northeast of Fairbanks near the Chena River State Recreation Area. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Aurora Ice Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chena Hot Springs road trip app.

Traveling by car from North Pole to Chena Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. August in Chena Hot Springs sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Chena Hot Springs

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Fairbanks

— 1 night

The Golden Heart City

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fairbanks route planner.

Traveling by car from Chena Hot Springs to Fairbanks takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 1 day
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.
You've now added Denali to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Denali.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. 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 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Fairbanks

— 1 night

The Golden Heart City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Antler Arch as well as Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point and then don't miss a visit to Antler Arch.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fairbanks itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Delta Junction.

Delta Junction

Delta Junction is a city in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, United States. Big Delta State Historical Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): walk around Big Delta State Historical Park and then get engrossed in the history at Sullivan Roadhouse Historical Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Delta Junction online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Fairbanks to Delta Junction in 2 hours. August in Delta Junction sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Delta Junction

Parks · Museums

Anchorage

— 1 night

The City of Lights and Flowers

Earthquake Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Earthquake Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Delta Junction to Anchorage. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Whittier.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Whittier

— 1 day
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. Your day by day itinerary now includes Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. On the 4th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, then trek along Byron Glacier Trail, then sample the tasty concoctions at Girdwood Brewing Company, and finally trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Whittier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Whittier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in August; daily highs in Whittier reach 60°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Whittier

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 1 night

The City of Lights and Flowers

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip maker app.

Drive from Whittier to Anchorage in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Whittier in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Anchorage: highs are around 66°F and lows about 53°F. You'll set off for Palmer on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Palmer

— 1 night
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Nova Alaska Guides has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), see Nova Alaska Guides.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Palmer trip itinerary maker.

You can take a shuttle from Anchorage to Palmer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Valdez.

Things to do in Palmer

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Valdez

— 1 day
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Your day by day itinerary now includes Worthington Glacier, The Solomon Gulch Hatchery and Valdez Glacier Lake. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get all the information you need at Wrangell‐St. Elias National Park Visitor Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier, then stroll through The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valdez Glacier Lake.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Valdez trip planner.

You can drive from Palmer to Valdez in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Palmer in August, you will find days in Valdez are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 1 day

The City of Lights and Flowers

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage journey planner.

You can drive from Valdez to Anchorage in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Valdez in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Anchorage, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Seward

— 1 day

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kenai Fjords Tours, Exit Glacier and Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. On the 7th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with Kenai Fjords Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seward trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Seward, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 1 night

The City of Lights and Flowers

Thunderbird Falls has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Thunderbird Falls and then get engrossed in the history at Alpine Historical Park.

Before you visit Anchorage, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Palmer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Palmer

Your day by day itinerary now includes Hatcher Pass as well as Independence Mine State Historical Park. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Pioneer Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, and then admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Palmer online visit planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Anchorage to Palmer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Wasilla.

Things to do in Palmer

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Wasilla

Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Bearpaw River Brewing Company.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Wasilla journey builder tool.

Wasilla is just a short distance from Palmer. In August in Wasilla, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Wasilla

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip

Anchorage

— 2 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Spenard, Lake Hood Harbor, Delaney Park Strip, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Alaska Botanical Garden, appreciate the history behind Captain Cook Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, then stop by Alaska Wild Berry Products, and finally walk around Delaney Park Strip.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Anchorage journey planner.

You can drive from Wasilla to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 10th (Tue), stroll through Homer Spit and then appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Homer travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Homer takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Beaches · Trails · Outdoors

Anchorage

— 1 night

The City of Lights and Flowers

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip website.

Drive from Homer to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.