8 days in Juneau & Denali National Park and Preserve Itinerary

8 days in Juneau & Denali National Park and Preserve Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska holiday planner

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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

America's Largest Capital Area

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, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the exciting artwork at Juneau Arts & Humanities, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls.

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.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · 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, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Wild about Denali, and experience rural life at Dog Gone It.

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 9 hours. Alternatively, you can 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.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure