8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Drive to MBS International Airport, Fly to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Drive to Seward
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 1 night
Fly to MBS International Airport, Drive to Saginaw

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Seward

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Resurrection Bay and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seward tour planner.

Saginaw to Seward is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Saginaw to Seward. When traveling from Saginaw in April, plan for slightly colder days in Seward, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodenburg Butte and Midnight Sun Brewing Co.. Visiting Anchorage Golf Course and Knik Glacier Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arctic Valley Ski Area, take in the natural beauty of Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109, and admire the natural beauty at Alaska Botanical Garden.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Anchorage are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Juneau

— 1 night

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
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Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Juneau, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 34°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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.