8 days in Juneau & Denali National Park and Preserve Itinerary

8 days in Juneau & Denali National Park and Preserve Itinerary

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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 4 nights
Train to Anchorage, Fly to Chicago

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Juneau — 3 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau trip itinerary builder website.

Chicago to Juneau is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 3 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in July: highs in Juneau hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Denali National Park and Preserve — 4 nights

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.
Denali National Park and Preserve is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, take in the awesome beauty at Denali, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve driving holiday tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Juneau to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife