8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
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Katmai National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights

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Anchorage

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.
On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Alaska Jewish Museum, then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center. On the next day, stop by Cabin Fever and then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Anchorage. In July, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Katmai National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

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Katmai National Park and Preserve

The volcanic landscape of Katmai National Park and Preserve is home to thousands of brown bears who spend their summers fattening up on the plentiful salmon that fill the wilderness area's rivers and streams.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Brooks Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Katmai National Park and Preserve, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Anchorage to Katmai National Park and Preserve. In July, daily temperatures in Katmai National Park and Preserve can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Katmai National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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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 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead and then trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Denali, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve online travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Katmai National Park and Preserve to Denali National Park and Preserve. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Adventure

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Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Talkeetna day trip tool.

You can take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna in 5 hours. July in Talkeetna sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. You will leave for Seward on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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Seward

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.
Step out of Seward with an excursion to Harding Ice Field Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park--about 32 minutes away. On the 20th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. It doesn't end there: meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center and explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seward trip planning tool.

Drive from Talkeetna to Seward in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Talkeetna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seward, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

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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.