9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska vacation planner
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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
— 3 nights
— 1 day
— 3 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Valdez
— 1 night


Seward — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fishing Charters & Tours as well as Exit Glacier. On the 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center. On your second day here, see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seward itinerary planning app.

Minneapolis to Seward is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Minneapolis in July: high temperatures in Seward hover around 64°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Anchorage.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Anchorage — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and then tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Talkeetna.
Tours · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Talkeetna — 3 nights

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Denali. On the 25th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Denali. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna trip planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Talkeetna sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Valdez.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

Valdez — 1 night

Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 27th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier, and then go for a walk through Dock Point Park & Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours and then identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Valdez road trip planner.

Getting from Talkeetna to Valdez by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. While traveling from Talkeetna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Valdez, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Alaska travel guide

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.