23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  10​h
1
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
train + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Anchorage
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Valdez
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Juneau
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Seattle

5
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.
Spend the 8th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring at Wonder Lake. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, stroll through Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, stop by Donna's House of Petals & Gifts, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve itinerary planner .

Seattle to Denali National Park and Preserve is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Seattle to Denali National Park and Preserve, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Denali National Park and Preserve to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Denali ©
Denali
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
River Rafting & Tubing

6
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: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, tour in style with a train tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage route planning website .

Do a combination of train and car from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seward Hwy
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

5
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Valdez is known for nature, wildlife, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Prince William Sound, see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, and identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery.

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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. When traveling from Anchorage in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Valdez: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Alaska
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Prince William Sound ©
Prince William Sound
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier

5
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Juneau trip planning tool .

Getting from Valdez to Juneau by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August in Juneau, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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