19 days in Alaska Itinerary

19 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Fly to King Salmon Airport, Drive to Katmai National Park and Preserve
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Katmai National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly
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Haines
— 3 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 3 nights
Ferry to Juneau, AK, Fly to Newark

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Anchorage

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.
Get in touch with nature at Byron Glacier Trail and Chugach State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alaska Botanical Garden and Mt Baldy. When in Anchorage, make a side trip to see Kayaking & Canoeing in Whittier, approximately Whittier away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, make a trip to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram, take an in-depth tour of The Roundhouse at Alyeska, and look for all kinds of wild species at Star the Reindeer.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary maker.

Newark to Anchorage is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Anchorage is minus 4 hours. In August, Anchorage is slightly colder than Newark - with highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Katmai National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Katmai National Park and Preserve

The volcanic landscape of Katmai National Park and Preserve is home to thousands of brown bears who spend their summers fattening up on the plentiful salmon that fill the wilderness area's rivers and streams.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Naknek Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Brooks River. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Brooks Falls and then get impressive views of Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.

Start your trip to Katmai National Park and Preserve by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Anchorage to Katmai National Park and Preserve. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Katmai National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature

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Valdez

Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Columbia Glacier and River Wrangellers. Step out of the city life by going to Keystone Canyon and Dock Point Park & Trail. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive and contemplate the waterfront views at Valdez Glacier Lake.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Valdez online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Katmai National Park and Preserve to Valdez. August in Valdez sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 49°F at night. You will leave for Haines on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

3
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Haines

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Battery Point Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area and Port Chilkoot Distillery. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Chilkat River, get lost in a book at Haines Borough Public Library, play a few rounds at Valley of the Eagles Golf Links & Driving Range, and admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center.

Start your trip to Haines by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Valdez to Haines in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): hike along Treadwell Historic Mine Trail, get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, and then trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): get outside with Herbert Glacier, then head outdoors with Best Damn Charters, then sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery, and finally stroll through Gold Creek Flume Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Juneau online travel planner.

Fly from Haines to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Get outdoors at Yakutania Point and Pullen Creek Stream Walk. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Upper Dewey Lake and Pitchfork Falls. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Trail of '98 Museum, steep yourself in history at Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, pause for some photo ops at Skagway Centenial Statue, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Skagway trip website.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Skagway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.