15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 4 nights
Train
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Talkeetna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Valdez
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan

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Denali National Park and Preserve

— 4 nights
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.
Denali National Park and Preserve is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the awesome beauty at Denali, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Denali National Park and Preserve is an approximately 28.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 19 hours traveling from Sydney to Denali National Park and Preserve. In July, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Talkeetna

— 3 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pick up some new knowledge with Aurora Dora, then see Off-Road Tours, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and then make a trip to Nagley's Store.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Talkeetna trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna by train takes about 5 hours. In July in Talkeetna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Anchorage

— 3 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.
Anchorage is known for parks, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Talkeetna to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Anchorage sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Valdez

— 2 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Valdez is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Prince William Sound, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chugach National Forest, see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Valdez trip planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Valdez in 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Valdez can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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.