13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
2
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Whittier
— 1 night
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Valdez
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Valdez
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kenai Fjords National Park
— 1 night
Drive
7
Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Anchorage
— 1 night
Fly

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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 16th (Sun): hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Anchorage driving holiday planner.

Miami to Anchorage is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Miami to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in August, things will get much colder in Anchorage: highs are around 66°F and lows about 53°F. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Talkeetna online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Talkeetna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Talkeetna, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to Whittier.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

1
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Whittier

Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. On the 19th (Wed), hike along Portage Pass Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Whittier online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Talkeetna to Whittier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Talkeetna in August, you will find days in Whittier are little chillier (60°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Whittier

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

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Valdez

Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the world from above with VSHelicopters Tours, then take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Valdez trip builder site.

Getting from Whittier to Valdez by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August in Valdez, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 49°F at night. You will leave for Seward on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

1
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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seward road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Valdez to Seward in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

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Kenai Fjords National Park

Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kenai Fjords National Park day trip planning tool.

Kenai Fjords National Park is just a short distance from Seward. In August, daytime highs in Kenai Fjords National Park are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Homer online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kenai Fjords National Park to Homer. In August, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 26th (Wed), you're off to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

1
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Anchorage

The City of Lights and Flowers

On the 26th (Wed), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crow Creek Mine.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Homer to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.