57 days in Alaska Itinerary

57 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Homer
— 3 nights
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Anchor Point
— 2 nights
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Ninilchik
— 2 nights
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Nikiski
— 2 nights
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Kenai
— 6 nights
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Soldotna
— 4 nights
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Cooper Landing
— 1 night
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Kenai Fjords National Park
— 3 nights
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Seward
— 3 nights
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Moose Pass
— 3 nights
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Whittier
— 2 nights
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Sutton
— 3 nights
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Palmer
— 2 nights
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Wasilla
— 2 nights
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Willow
— 1 night
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Talkeetna
— 2 nights
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Trapper Creek
— 2 nights
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Copper Center
— 2 nights
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Chitina
— 2 nights
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McCarthy
— 2 nights
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Cordova
— 3 nights
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Valdez
— 2 nights

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Anchorage

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stop by Cabin Fever, then grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage vacation tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Family-friendly places like Kachemak Bay State Park and Homer Spit will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, browse the exhibits of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and walk around Bishop's Beach Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer travel route builder.

Drive from Anchorage to Homer in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Anchor Point.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours

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Anchor Point

Anchor Point ©
Anchor Point is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, in the U.S. Anchor Point is known for beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Anchor River State Recreation Area.

Before you visit Anchor Point, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Anchor Point is just a stone's throw from Homer. In August, daytime highs in Anchor Point are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will leave for Ninilchik on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Anchor Point

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Anchor River State Recreation Area ©
Anchor River State Recreation Area

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Ninilchik

Ninilchik is a census-designated place in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get outside with Key-O's Guide Service, then get outside with Chihuly's & Mary Time Charters, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ninilchik vacation builder website.

Ninilchik is just a short distance from Anchor Point. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nikiski.

Things to do in Ninilchik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Key-O's Guide Service ©
Key-O's Guide Service
Transfiguration of Our Lord Church ©
Transfiguration of Our Lord Church

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Nikiski

Nikiski ©
Nikiski is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Captain Cook State Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nikiski online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ninilchik to Nikiski by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nikiski are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to Kenai.

Things to do in Nikiski

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Captain Cook State Recreation Area ©
Captain Cook State Recreation Area

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Kenai

Kenai is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kids will enjoy Crescent Lake and Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church. The adventure continues: hike along Resurrection Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicholas Chapel, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kenai Beach.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kenai day trip website.

Kenai is just a short distance from Nikiski. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Soldotna on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Kenai

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Russian River ©
Russian River

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Soldotna

Soldotna is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, in the U.S. Spend the 22nd (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, stop by Peninsula Processing and Smokehouse, walk around Centennial Park, and learn about winemaking at Alaska Berries.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Soldotna journey builder app.

Soldotna is just a short distance from Kenai. In August in Soldotna, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel to Cooper Landing.

Things to do in Soldotna

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge ©
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Solid Rock Bible Camp ©
Solid Rock Bible Camp

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Cooper Landing

Cooper Landing is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States, about 100mi south of Anchorage, at the confluence of Kenai Lake and Kenai River. On the 24th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Russian River Falls and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cooper Landing trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Soldotna to Cooper Landing in an hour. In August in Cooper Landing, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for Kenai Fjords National Park on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Cooper Landing

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Russian River Falls ©
Russian River Falls

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Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park

Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
Bring the kids along to Exit Glacier and Pederson Glacier. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Harding Ice Field Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Six Mile Creek, kick back and relax at Clam Gulch, and step off the mainland to explore Fox Island.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kenai Fjords National Park itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cooper Landing to Kenai Fjords National Park. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will leave for Seward on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Harding Ice Field Trail
Harding Ice Field Trail
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier
Pederson Glacier ©
Pederson Glacier

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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.
Attractions like Kayaking & Canoeing and Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Marathon.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seward tour planner.

Seward is just a short distance from Kenai Fjords National Park. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Moose Pass.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

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Moose Pass

Moose Pass
Moose Pass is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): grab your bike and head to Vagt Lake Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Moose Pass trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Moose Pass takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Whittier.

Things to do in Moose Pass

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

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Whittier

Whittier ©
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): go for a walk through Horsetail Falls Trail and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Portage Pass Trail, then expand your understanding of the military at Begich Towers Incorporated, and finally see the interesting displays at Prince William Sound Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Whittier trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Moose Pass to Whittier takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Sutton.

Things to do in Whittier

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prince William Sound Museum ©
Prince William Sound Museum
Whittier Harbor ©
Whittier Harbor
Begich Towers Incorporated ©
Begich Towers Incorporated

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Sutton

Sutton ©
Sutton is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Matanuska Glacier State Recreational Site, then take in the dramatic natural features at Matanuska Glacier, and then get outside with Matanuska Glacier Adventures.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sutton trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whittier to Sutton. In September, daytime highs in Sutton are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Sutton

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Matanuska Glacier ©
Matanuska Glacier
Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass
Matanuska Glacier Adventures ©
Matanuska Glacier Adventures

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Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Independence Mine State Historical Park and Horseback Riding Tours. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm, immerse yourself in nature at Government Peak Recreation Area, take an in-depth tour of Colony House Museum, and hike along Bodenburg Butte.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Palmer trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sutton to Palmer. In September, daily temperatures in Palmer can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Wasilla.

Things to do in Palmer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Independence Mine State Historical Park ©
Independence Mine State Historical Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Bodenburg Butte ©
Bodenburg Butte

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Wasilla

Wasilla ©
Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Iditarod Headquarters and then trek along Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wasilla road trip tool.

Wasilla is very close to Palmer. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Willow.

Things to do in Wasilla

Outdoors · Golf · Museums · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Settlers Bay Golf Course ©
Settlers Bay Golf Course
Iditarod Headquarters ©
Iditarod Headquarters
Wasilla Museum & Visitor Center ©
Wasilla Museum & Visitor Center

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Willow

Willow ©
Willow is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): visit Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Willow trip builder site.

You can drive from Wasilla to Willow in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to Talkeetna.
Highlights from your plan
Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod ©
Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod

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Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, shop like a local with The Dancing Leaf Gallery, make a trip to Nagley's Store, learn and have fun at Aurora Dora, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Willow to Talkeetna takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Trapper Creek.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

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Trapper Creek

Trapper Creek ©
Trapper Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for gifts at Wal Mikes and then immerse yourself in nature at Denali State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Trapper Creek trip planner.

You can drive from Talkeetna to Trapper Creek in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Copper Center.

Things to do in Trapper Creek

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wal Mikes ©
Wal Mikes
Denali State Park ©
Denali State Park

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Copper Center

Copper Center ©
Copper Center is a census-designated place on the Copper River in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): head outdoors with River Wrangellers.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Copper Center trip site.

Getting from Trapper Creek to Copper Center by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Trapper Creek in September, Copper Center is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to Chitina.

Things to do in Copper Center

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Wrangellers ©
River Wrangellers

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Chitina

Chitina ©
Chitina is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. Chitina is known for trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along McCarthy Rd and stroll through Liberty Falls State Recreation Site.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chitina trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Copper Center to Chitina takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to McCarthy.

Things to do in Chitina

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
McCarthy Rd ©
McCarthy Rd
Liberty Falls State Recreation Site ©
Liberty Falls State Recreation Site

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McCarthy

McCarthy ©
McCarthy is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): trek along Root Glacier Trail, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wild Alpine - Day Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the McCarthy itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chitina to McCarthy. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Cordova.

Things to do in McCarthy

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Root Glacier Trail ©
Root Glacier Trail
Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark ©
Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark

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Cordova

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. On the 24th (Thu), stroll through Points North Heli-Adventures and then get engrossed in the history at Cordova History Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Copper River and then take in the views from Miles Glacier Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Cordova driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from McCarthy to Cordova. In September, daily temperatures in Cordova can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Cordova

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Points North Heli-Adventures ©
Points North Heli-Adventures
Cordova History Museum ©
Cordova History Museum
Copper River ©
Copper River

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Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier, then explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valdez Glacier Lake. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, then delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Valdez road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cordova to Valdez with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Valdez are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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