7 days in Anchorage, Denali National Park and Preserve & Seward Itinerary

7 days in Anchorage, Denali National Park and Preserve & Seward Itinerary

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7 days in Anchorage, Denali National Park and Preserve & Seward Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + train:  7​h 15​min
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
car:  10​h 30​min
3
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Anchorage

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Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
Chugach National Forest has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, explore the striking landscape at Portage Glacier, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Girdwood Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage vacation website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Anchorage. In July, daytime highs in Anchorage are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
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Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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Denali National Park and Preserve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali and then identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): cruise along Mc Kinley Park Rd.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve travel route tool .

You can do a combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In July in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Denali ©
Denali

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Seward

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 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seward route website .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Seward in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seward: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 52°F at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier

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