8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Drive
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delta Junction
— Few hours
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
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night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Talkeetna trip planner.

Anchorage to Talkeetna is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Talkeetna can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Sun), stroll through Mt. Healy Overlook Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Mc Kinley Park Rd.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Alaska House Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, and then examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Fairbanks Community Museum, then stop by Santa Claus House, then learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at HooDoo Brewing Company.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In June in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Delta Junction.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

few
hours
Delta Junction

Delta Junction is a city in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Sullivan Roadhouse Historical Museum and then cruise along Alaska Highway.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Delta Junction trip planner.

Drive from Fairbanks to Delta Junction in 2 hours. In June in Delta Junction, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Delta Junction

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours and then trek along Harding Ice Field Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seward day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Delta Junction to Seward with the Route module. When traveling from Delta Junction in June, plan for little chillier days in Seward, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

4.6
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.