16 days in Denali National Park, Anchorage & Seward Itinerary

16 days in Denali National Park, Anchorage & Seward Itinerary

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Denali National Park and Preserve
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Anchorage
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Seward
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Denali National Park and Preserve

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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.
Get outdoors at Denali and River Rafting & Tubing. Spend the 9th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali, stroll through Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, and hike along Savage River Loop Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary builder site.

Madison to Denali National Park and Preserve is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Madison to Denali National Park and Preserve, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Madison in August: high temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve hover around 66°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

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Husky Homestead
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Wildlife Area
Mc Kinley Park Rd
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
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Anchorage

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Chugach State Park. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, and trek along Crow Pass National Historic Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage trip planner.

You can take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Anchorage are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Exit Glacier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Pederson Glacier & Harding Ice Field Trail). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seward vacation planner.

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Geologic Formation
Exit Glacier
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