8 days in Denali National Park and Preserve, Anchorage Area & Seward Itinerary

8 days in Denali National Park and Preserve, Anchorage Area & Seward Itinerary

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8 days in Denali National Park and Preserve, Anchorage Area & Seward Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 day
train + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Seward
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + bus:  16​h 15​min
End: Asheville

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day
Denali National Park and Preserve

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Denali Backcountry Adventure. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get outside with Denali Backcountry Adventure and then look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve trip builder site .

Asheville to Denali National Park and Preserve is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Asheville to Denali National Park and Preserve due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Asheville in March; daily highs in Denali National Park and Preserve reach 35°F and lows reach 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

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nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 907 Tours: Anchorage - Day Tours, Alaska Air Service and Chilkoot Charlie's. Step out of the city life by going to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Zoo. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Double Shovel Cider Company.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip tool .

You can do a combination of train and car from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Anchorage, with lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo
907 Tours: Anchorage - Day Tours ©
907 Tours: Anchorage - Day Tours

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nights
Seward

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 13th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seward route maker app .

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Anchorage in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seward, with lows of 26°F. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Resurrection Bay ©
Resurrection Bay