34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Anchorage
— 7 nights
2
Wasilla
— 10 nights
3
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 7 nights
4
Nenana
— 1 night
5
Fairbanks
— 6 nights

7
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alaska Wild Berry Products and Anchorage Market. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Byron Glacier Trail. Step out of Anchorage to go to Whittier and see Kayaking & Canoeing, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Botanical Garden, explore the activities along Lake Hood Harbor, sample the tasty concoctions at Girdwood Brewing Company, and take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Anchorage itinerary planner.

New York City to Anchorage is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New York City to Anchorage. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Anchorage reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wasilla.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts ©
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts
Friends of Eagle River Nature ©
Friends of Eagle River Nature

10
nights
Wasilla

Wasilla ©
Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. Do your shopping at Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop and The Dancing Leaf Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Independence Mine State Historical Park and Hatcher Pass. Get out of town with these interesting Wasilla side-trips: Talkeetna (River Rafting & Tubing, Aurora Dora, &more), Palmer (Pioneer Falls, Bodenburg Butte, &more) and Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod (in Willow). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, don't miss a visit to Alaska Live Steamers, examine the collection at Alaska Museum of Transportation and Industry, and explore the striking landscape at Matanuska Glacier.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Wasilla trip planner.

Drive from Anchorage to Wasilla in 2.5 hours. In August in Wasilla, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Wasilla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Palmer, Talkeetna, Alaska, Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod
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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
The Dancing Leaf Gallery ©
The Dancing Leaf Gallery

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kantishna Wilderness Trails and Dog Gone It. Get out of town with these interesting Denali National Park and Preserve side-trips: Talkeetna (Alaskan War Veterans Memorial & Hurricane Turn) and Denali State Park (in Trapper Creek). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring at Wonder Lake. Spend the 12th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. The adventure continues: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stroll through Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Savage River Loop Trail, and trek along Horseshoe Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Wasilla to Denali National Park and Preserve with the Route module. September in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nenana.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Talkeetna, Denali State Park
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Helicopter Tours
Denali State Park ©
Denali State Park
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd

1
night
Nenana

Nenana ©
Nenana is a Home Rule City in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area of the Unorganized Borough in the Interior of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Alaska State Railroad Museum and then see the interesting displays at Alfred Starr Cultural Center & Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nenana driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denali National Park and Preserve to Nenana. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in September, you will find days in Nenana are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Nenana

Museums
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Alfred Starr Cultural Center & Museum ©
Alfred Starr Cultural Center & Museum
Alaska State Railroad Museum ©
Alaska State Railroad Museum

6
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
For shopping fun, head to Two Street Gallery LLC or Gulliver's Books. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary and Gold Daughters Alaska. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Steese Hwy. There's much more to do: trek along Angel Rocks Trail, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Fairbanks Community Museum, and don't miss a visit to Antler Arch.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks trip maker site.

You can drive from Nenana to Fairbanks in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nenana in September: highs in Fairbanks hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary
Fishing Charters & Tours
Two Street Gallery LLC ©
Two Street Gallery LLC

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