17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  3​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Talkeetna
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
4
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 4 nights
train + Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kenai Fjords National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
8
Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
10
Seattle
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 30th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, and then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Matanuska Glacier. Take a break from the city and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Mt Baldy. Let the collections at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Indian Valley Mine & Gifts capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop, get outside with Turnagain Arm, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crow Creek Mine.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Anchorage in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Matanuska Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary
Matanuska Glacier ©
Matanuska Glacier

1
night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Susitna Salmon Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Talkeetna, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Talkeetna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©
Susitna Salmon Center ©
Susitna Salmon Center
The Dancing Leaf Gallery ©
The Dancing Leaf Gallery

4
nights
Denali National Park and Preserve

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mc Kinley Park Rd and Kantishna Wilderness Trails. Explore hidden gems such as Husky Homestead and Savage River Loop Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, look for gifts at Wild about Denali, hike along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, and stroll through Horseshoe Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve by train takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd
Denali ©
Denali

1
night
Anchorage

Anchorage
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): go for a walk through Pioneer Falls and then admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage attractions tool .

You can drive from Talkeetna to Anchorage in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
On the 9th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Fox Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Harding Ice Field Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kenai Fjords National Park vacation builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Anchorage to Kenai Fjords National Park. When traveling from Anchorage in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Kenai Fjords National Park, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier

1
night
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Family Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Anchorage online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kenai Fjords National Park to Anchorage. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Holy Family Cathedral ©
Holy Family Cathedral

3
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Worthington Glacier and Valdez Glacier Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Dock Point Park & Trail and The Solomon Gulch Hatchery. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Valdez vacation planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Valdez in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 14th (Sun), you're off toAnchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery ©
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery
Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest

1
night
Anchorage

Anchorage
To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Anchorage day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Valdez to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. You will leave for Seattle on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Tours Parks

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hours
Seattle

Seattle
To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Seattle in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anchorage to Seattle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Anchorage in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 12th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Tours

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