8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Seward
— 2 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to New York City

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Juneau — 2 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau road trip planning tool.

New York City to Juneau is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Juneau at 64°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 3 nights

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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, meet the residents at Alaska Zoo, and admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Anchorage travel route planner.

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Seward.
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Seward — 2 nights

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 28th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Resurrection Lutheran Church, observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seward road trip planning website.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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