6 days in Alaska Itinerary

6 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska attractions planner
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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Talkeetna
— 1 day
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
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Cooper Landing
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 1 night
Drive
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Whittier
— 1 night
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Palmer

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Anchorage — 1 night

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.
To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Anchorage. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Talkeetna.
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Talkeetna — 1 day

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Byers Lake has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Byers Lake, admire the majestic nature at Talkeetna Riverfront Park, and then view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Beluga Point, Byron Glacier Trail, Chugach State Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get outside with Turnagain Arm, then stroll through Byron Glacier Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach State Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Anchorage trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Talkeetna to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cooper Landing.
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Cooper Landing — 1 night

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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Russian River Falls. On the 3rd (Fri), get outside with Alaska Salmon Chaser, cast your line with Chugach Backcountry Fishing - Day Trips, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Russian River Falls.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cooper Landing day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Cooper Landing takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cooper Landing are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seward.
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Seward — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Marathon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seward day trip planning website.

Getting from Cooper Landing to Seward by car takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Whittier.
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Whittier — 1 night

Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. Your day by day itinerary now includes Portage Pass Trail. On the 5th (Sun), trek along Portage Pass Trail, then don't miss a visit to Whittier Harbor, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Prince William Sound Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Whittier online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Whittier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Whittier, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Palmer.
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Palmer

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hatcher Pass. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the views at Hatcher Pass.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Palmer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Whittier to Palmer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Palmer are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F.
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Alaska travel guide

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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.