7 days in Talkeetna & Denali National Park and Preserve Itinerary

7 days in Talkeetna & Denali National Park and Preserve Itinerary

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7 days in Talkeetna & Denali National Park and Preserve Itinerary

Start: Talkeetna
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Talkeetna
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
End: Talkeetna

3
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Get in touch with nature at Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail and Government Peak Recreation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alaska Museum of Transportation and Industry and Susitna Salmon Center. Change things up with a short trip to Wasilla Museum & Visitor Center in Wasilla (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, get outside with Hurricane Turn, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room, and pause for some photo ops at Alaskan War Veterans Memorial.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Talkeetna travel route builder app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Wasilla, Government Peak Recreation Area
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Government Peak Recreation Area ©
Government Peak Recreation Area
Wasilla Museum & Visitor Center ©
Wasilla Museum & Visitor Center

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nights
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 5th (Fri): hike along Horseshoe Lake Trail and then stroll through Savage River Loop Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Mount Margaret Summit, then trek along Savage Alpine Trail, and then view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Horseshoe Lake Trail ©
Horseshoe Lake Trail
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