24 days in Alaska Itinerary

24 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska Trip Planner
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 1 night
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Coldfoot
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Fairbanks
— 1 night
Drive
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Valdez
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
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Anchorage — 1 night

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.
Plan trip to Anchorage with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Green Bay to Anchorage is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Green Bay in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Anchorage: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Seward.
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Seward — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seward travel route planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seward: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Homer.
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Homer — 3 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, then explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, then get all the information you need at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Diamond Creek Trail, examine the collection at Pratt Museum, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Homer online tour builder.

Getting from Seward to Homer by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You'll set off for Talkeetna on the 16th (Sat).
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Talkeetna — 2 nights

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 17th (Sun), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see Off-Road Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and finally learn something new at Aurora Dora. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store.

Planning Talkeetna trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Homer to Talkeetna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Homer in July, expect nights in Talkeetna to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 2 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.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, and then identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve by train takes about 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 3 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 21st (Thu), shop like a local with Santa Claus House, examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, then admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden, and then get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fairbanks itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coldfoot.
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Coldfoot — 3 nights

Coldfoot is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Coldfoot is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Brooks Range.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coldfoot vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Fairbanks to Coldfoot takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. You'll set off for Fairbanks on the 26th (Tue).
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Fairbanks — 1 night

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fairbanks trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Coldfoot to Fairbanks takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to Valdez.
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Valdez — 3 nights

Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 28th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, and then explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier, and then examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Valdez trip builder.

Fly from Fairbanks to Valdez in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Fairbanks in July, plan for slightly colder days in Valdez, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 3 nights

See some other sides of Anchorage: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, stop by Alaska Mint, grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip maker tool.

You can drive from Valdez to Anchorage in 5.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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.
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