7 days in Anchorage & Talkeetna Itinerary

7 days in Anchorage & Talkeetna Itinerary

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Anchorage
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Talkeetna
— 3 nights
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Anchorage
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Anchorage

— 2 nights

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.
Portage Glacier has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Portage Glacier and then look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Anchorage travel route planner.

Dallas to Anchorage is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in August, with highs in Anchorage at 66°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Talkeetna

— 3 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Get outdoors at Hurricane Turn and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum and Iditarod Headquarters. Get out of town with these interesting Talkeetna side-trips: Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail (in Wasilla) and Denali State Park (in Trapper Creek). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Byers Lake, immerse yourself in nature at Talkeetna Riverfront Park, don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, and stop by Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Talkeetna day trip planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Talkeetna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Anchorage

— 1 day

The City of Lights and Flowers

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, then stroll through Flattop Mountain Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Talkeetna to Anchorage takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites