7 days in Alaska Itinerary

7 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Bus to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Fly to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— Few hours
Train
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 1 night
Fly
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Juneau
— 1 night
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 1 night
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— Few hours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Denali.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve travel route planning app.

Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, stop by Polar Bear Gifts, and then admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage visit website.

Traveling by train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 11th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, get a taste of the local shopping with BearHead Photography Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Skagway online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Skagway takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Juneau trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Juneau, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sitka itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Sitka sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center.

Plan my day in Seward using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sitka to Seward in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Zoos & Aquariums

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Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Fairbanks in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Alaska travel guide

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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.