51 days in Alaska Itinerary

51 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Seward
— 1 night
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Kenai Fjords National Park
— 2 nights
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
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Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Katmai National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive to King Salmon Airport, Fly to Unalaska Airport
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Unalaska
— 2 nights
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King Salmon
— 1 night
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Nome
— 1 night
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Kotzebue
— 2 nights
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Kobuk Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Utqiagvik
— 1 night
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Coldfoot
— 3 nights
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
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Skagway
— 3 nights
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Sitka
— 8 nights
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McCarthy
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Juneau
— 2 nights
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Valdez
— 2 nights
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Cordova
— 2 nights
Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Kansas City

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Anchorage

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
You've now added Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and then grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage trip planning tool.

Kansas City to Anchorage is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Kansas City, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Anchorage, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Seward

Alaska Starts Here

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.
On the 9th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seward travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in June, expect nights in Seward to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Things to do in Seward

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Kenai Fjords National Park

Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
On the 10th (Wed), hike along Harding Ice Field Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Six Mile Creek, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Exit Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Clam Gulch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pederson Glacier, and then step off the mainland to explore Fox Island.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kenai Fjords National Park road trip website.

Kenai Fjords National Park is very close to Seward. June in Kenai Fjords National Park sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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 14th (Sun) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, relax in the rural setting at Dog Gone It, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve online journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kenai Fjords National Park to Denali National Park and Preserve. Traveling from Kenai Fjords National Park in June, you will find days in Denali National Park and Preserve are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Turquoise Lake and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Denali National Park and Preserve to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Katmai National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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 17th (Wed): explore the activities along Brooks River and then admire the sheer force of Brooks Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Katmai National Park and Preserve trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Clark National Park and Preserve to Katmai National Park and Preserve. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Unalaska.

Things to do in Katmai National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature

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Unalaska

Aleutian World War II National Historic Area has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Aleutian World War II National Historic Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Unalaska tour builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Katmai National Park and Preserve to Unalaska. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katmai National Park and Preserve in June: highs in Unalaska hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 44°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to King Salmon.

Things to do in Unalaska

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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King Salmon

King Salmon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bristol Bay Borough in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve. On the 21st (Sun), appreciate the history behind Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our King Salmon trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Unalaska to King Salmon. Traveling from Unalaska in June, expect nights in King Salmon to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 64°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Nome.

Things to do in King Salmon

Wildlife · Parks

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Nome

Nome is a city in the Nome Census Area in the Unorganized Borough of the U.S. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): walk around Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nome road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from King Salmon to Nome. While traveling from King Salmon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nome, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kotzebue.

Things to do in Nome

Parks · Museums

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Kotzebue

Kotzebue or Kikiktagruk is a city in the Northwest Arctic Borough in the U.S. You've now added Noatak National Preserve to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): walk around Noatak National Preserve and then walk around Northwest Alaska Areas.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kotzebue travel route builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nome to Kotzebue. Traveling from Nome in June, you will find days in Kotzebue are a bit warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kobuk Valley National Park.

Things to do in Kotzebue

Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Kobuk Valley National Park

Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kobuk Valley National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kobuk Valley National Park road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kotzebue to Kobuk Valley National Park with the Route module. You will leave for Utqiagvik on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Kobuk Valley National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Utqiagvik

You've now added Inupiat Heritage Center to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tundra Tours Inc.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Utqiagvik online vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Kobuk Valley National Park to Utqiagvik with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Utqiagvik can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coldfoot.

Things to do in Utqiagvik

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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Coldfoot

Coldfoot is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in the U.S. You've now added Bettles Ranger Station and Visitor Center to your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of James Dalton Highway.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coldfoot trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Utqiagvik to Coldfoot. While traveling from Utqiagvik, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Coldfoot, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 47°F. You'll set off for Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Coldfoot

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Bartlett Cove.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coldfoot to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. When traveling from Coldfoot in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 53°F at night. You will leave for Skagway on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. You've now added Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Haines (Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, Hammer Museum, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, don't miss a visit to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, and take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Skagway route builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Skagway. In July in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Sitka.

Things to do in Skagway

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Sitka

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, get to know the resident critters at Fortress of the Bear, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Harbor Mountain Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip planner.

You can fly from Skagway to Sitka in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to McCarthy.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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McCarthy

McCarthy is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wild Alpine - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark and then trek along Root Glacier Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the McCarthy trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sitka to McCarthy. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sitka in July: highs in McCarthy hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in McCarthy

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Anchorage

The City of Lights and Flowers

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo, and then explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage trip builder app.

You can drive from McCarthy to Anchorage in 8.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Anchorage when traveling from McCarthy in July, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tracy Arm Fjord. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Anchorage, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Juneau, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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Valdez

Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Valdez is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, and explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Valdez trip app.

Getting from Juneau to Valdez by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cordova.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Cordova

Cordova, is a small town located near the mouth of the Copper River in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States, at the head of Orca Inlet on the east side of Prince William Sound. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): snap pictures at Miles Glacier Bridge and then take an in-depth tour of Cordova History Museum.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cordova sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Valdez to Cordova. In July, daytime highs in Cordova are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cordova

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.

Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve travel guide

4.7
World heritage site · National Parks · Hiking Trails
America's Largest National Park
The glaciers and icefields of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve continue to shape its landscape, which stretches from cloud-shrouded peaks to the waters of the Gulf of Alaska. The park's 53,320 sq km (20,587 sq mi) area is larger than Switzerland, while 5,489 m (18,008 ft) Mt. St. Elias stands as the second-highest peak in the United States. The park is far from other mainstream Alaska attractions, so it offers visitors the chance to really experience "Wild Alaska," including massive glaciers and ice-fed rivers. The mountains, meadows, forests, rivers, lakes, and coast serve up plenty of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, rafting, mountaineering, hunting, and sea kayaking. The park prides itself on offering plenty of genuine wilderness and therefore limits the facilities it offers, so you'll need to be prepared with supplies.