13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 1 night
Drive
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website.

Santiago, Chile to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Nature

Side Trips

Seward

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seward online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Seward takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Seward hover around 15°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Nature · Parks

Anchorage

— 2 nights

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 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Seward Hwy, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): walk around Talkeetna Lakes Park, then see Off-Road Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Talkeetna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 1 night
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 18th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve online holiday planner.

Take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Fairbanks

— 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with University of Alaska Museum of the North, then see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and then deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Large Animal Research Station.

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

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. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

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.