14 days in Alaska Itinerary

14 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska itinerary builder

Make it your trip
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 6 nights
Bus to C Street & 7Th Avenue Ssw, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
Denali National Park and Preserve
Train to Anchorage, Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Washington DC



— 1 night

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 (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Alyeska Ski Area, take an unforgettable tour with Alpine Air Alaska, stroll through Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage online tour planner.

Washington DC to Anchorage is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Washington DC to Anchorage. While traveling from Washington DC, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Anchorage, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails


— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Exit Glacier, Harding Ice Field Trail, &more). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, and explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seward holiday planning site.

Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Seward sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip


— 6 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Homer: Eveline State Recreation Area (in Fritz Creek), Soldotna (Ed's Kasilof Seafoods, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more) and Kenai (Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church, Kenai Beach, &more). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anchor River State Recreation Area.

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You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Homer to Denali National Park and Preserve in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Alaska travel guide

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.