5 days in Anchorage, Denali National Park and Preserve & Katmai National Park and Preserve Itinerary

5 days in Anchorage, Denali National Park and Preserve & Katmai National Park and Preserve Itinerary

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5 days in Anchorage, Denali National Park and Preserve & Katmai National Park and Preserve Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + train:  7​h 15​min
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
train + Drive:  7​h 15​min
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Anchorage
— 1 night
plane:  3​h
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Katmai National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
plane:  2​h 30​min
End: Anchorage

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stop by Cabin Fever.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Anchorage. In August, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Shopping

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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.
On the 9th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Wild about Denali and then take in the awesome beauty at Denali.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You will leave for Anchorage on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Nature Parks Museums

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Anchorage

Anchorage
For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of train and car from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage takes 7.5 hours. On the 11th (Sun), you're off toKatmai National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Katmai National Park and Preserve

Katmai National Park and Preserve ©
The volcanic landscape of Katmai National Park and Preserve is home to thousands of brown bears who spend their summers fattening up on the plentiful salmon that fill the wilderness area's rivers and streams.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the activities along Brooks River and then take in the dramatic scenery at Brooks Falls. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Naknek Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Katmai National Park and Preserve journey maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Anchorage to Katmai National Park and Preserve. In August, daily temperatures in Katmai National Park and Preserve can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Katmai National Park and Preserve

Nature Parks
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Brooks Falls ©
Brooks Falls

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