23 days in Alaska Itinerary

23 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wasilla
— 2 nights
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
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Fairbanks
— 4 nights
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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Anchorage — 2 nights

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 Virgin Creek Falls Trail as well as Indian Valley Mine & Gifts. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Indian Valley Mine & Gifts.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip planner.

Tampa to Anchorage is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tampa to Anchorage, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tampa in August: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 66°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Seward.
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Seward — 3 nights

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.
You've now added Tonsina Creek Trail to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Exit Glacier. Change things up with a short trip to Byron Glacier Trail in Girdwood (about 1h 40 min away).

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seward trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Diamond Creek Trail as well as Smokey Bay Air. On your second day here, get a bird's-eye view with Smokey Bay Air and then trek along Diamond Creek Trail.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Homer sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Wasilla.
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Wasilla — 2 nights

Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. You've now added Matanuska Glacier to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Iditarod Headquarters and then contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Matanuska Glacier.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wasilla travel route tool.

You can drive from Homer to Wasilla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in September, and nighttime lows around 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Talkeetna.
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Talkeetna — 1 night

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Talkeetna Air Taxi has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the world from above with Talkeetna Air Taxi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Talkeetna trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Wasilla to Talkeetna takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tundra Wilderness Tour. Get in touch with nature at Mc Kinley Park Rd and Mt. Healy Overlook Trail. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Wonder Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve travel planning tool.

Take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 4 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Running Reindeer Ranch has been added to your itinerary. There's more to do: stroll through Large Animal Research Station and look for gifts at Santa Claus House.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks trip planner.

You can fly from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 1 night

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fairbanks in September, Anchorage is a bit warmer at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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