9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h
End: New York City

2
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.
On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seward trip itinerary app .

New York City to Seward is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Seward, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Seward reach 62°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

2
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.
On the 27th (Tue), hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

4
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and take in the exciting artwork at Fairweather Gallery and Gifts.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Juneau trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. August in Juneau sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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