18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  30​h
1
Glen Allen
— 1 day
Fly:  13​h 30​min
2
Fairbanks
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
4
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
5
Seward
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Adelaide

1
day
Glen Allen

Glen Allen ©
Glen Allen is a census-designated place in Henrico County, Virginia, United States. On the 31st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Ashland Museum, then find something for the whole family at Kings Dominion, and then don't miss a visit to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Glen Allen day trip tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Glen Allen is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Glen Allen is minus 14 hours. While traveling from Adelaide, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Glen Allen, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Glen Allen

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ashland Museum, Kings Dominion
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Kings Dominion ©
Kings Dominion

1
night
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, admire all the interesting features of University of Alaska Fairbanks, and then learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, get outside with Fairbanks Dogsled Rides, and then find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fairbanks holiday builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glen Allen to Fairbanks. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Glen Allen to Fairbanks due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glen Allen in September, things will get cooler in Fairbanks: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Theme Parks Nature
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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, then take in the awesome beauty at Denali, and then take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Tours Parks Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denali ©
Denali
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 5th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora, make a trip to Nagley's Store, view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Talkeetna Lakes Park, head outdoors with Hurricane Turn, and then pause for some photo ops at Alaskan War Veterans Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Talkeetna trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna in 4.5 hours. September in Talkeetna sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora

4
nights
Seward

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 Seward with a short trip to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, about 32 minutes away. On the 8th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seward holiday builder website .

Getting from Talkeetna to Seward by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Kenai Fjords National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, stop by Cabin Fever, and delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Anchorage vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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