34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Anchorage
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Wasilla
— 10 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nenana
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Fairbanks
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Point Woronzof and Indian Valley Mine & Gifts. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Friends of Eagle River Nature. Explore Anchorage's surroundings by going to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Whittier) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Cooper Landing). There's much more to do: trek along Byron Glacier Trail, admire the natural beauty at Alaska Botanical Garden, don't miss a visit to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram, and stop by Alaska Wild Berry Products.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage attractions planner.

New York City to Anchorage is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Anchorage is minus 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 66°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wasilla.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cooper Landing, 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. Head to Aurora Dora and The Dancing Leaf Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Independence Mine State Historical Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Wasilla: Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod (in Willow), Palmer (Helicopter Tours, Pioneer Falls, & more) and Talkeetna (Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop, Nagley's Store, & more). On the 27th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Government Peak Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Matanuska Glacier, cruise along Seward Hwy, explore the world behind art at Palmer Visitor Information Center, and take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Wasilla vacation planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Wasilla in 2.5 hours. In August in Wasilla, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Wasilla

Outdoors Parks Nature

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

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 Savage River Loop Trail and Wonder Lake. 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 6th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Kantishna Wilderness Trails. Spend the 12th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Dog Gone It, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Lake Trail, trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, and take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali.

You can plan Denali National Park and Preserve trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Wasilla to Denali National Park and Preserve with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough 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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Horseshoe Lake Trail ©
Horseshoe Lake Trail
Denali State Park ©
Denali State Park
Helicopter Tours

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. On the 13th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Alaska State Railroad Museum and then see the interesting displays at Alfred Starr Cultural Center & Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nenana itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Denali National Park and Preserve to Nenana with the Route module. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in September, expect nights in Nenana to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Nenana

Museums
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Alfred Starr Cultural Center & Museum ©

6
nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and Gold Daughters Alaska. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Steese Hwy. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Chena River State Recreation Area, go for a walk through Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, indulge your thirst for a good beer at HooDoo Brewing Company, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks journey website .

You can drive from Nenana to Fairbanks in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Nenana, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fairbanks, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary

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