9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kenai Fjords National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Seward
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Talkeetna
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
5
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h
6
Fairbanks
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
North Pole
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Seattle

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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 (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally look for gifts at Cabin Fever.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Anchorage online travel planner .

Seattle to Anchorage is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get little chillier in Anchorage: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): trek along Harding Ice Field Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Six Mile Creek, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kenai Fjords National Park travel route planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Anchorage to Kenai Fjords National Park. Traveling from Anchorage in June, you will find days in Kenai Fjords National Park are little chillier (61°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

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Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier

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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 29th (Sat), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seward, use our trip itinerary maker.

Seward is just a stone's throw from Kenai Fjords National Park. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Talkeetna.

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Kayaking & Canoeing

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Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Talkeetna route planner .

Drive from Seward to Talkeetna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seward in June, expect nights in Talkeetna to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

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River Rafting & Tubing
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve holiday planner.

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead

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Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North and then find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to North Pole.

Things to do in Fairbanks

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Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

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North Pole

North Pole ©
North Pole is a small city in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the engineering at Chena Lake Recreation Area and then shop like a local with Santa Claus House.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the North Pole travel planner.

North Pole is just a short distance from Fairbanks. July in North Pole sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in North Pole

Beaches Outdoors Fun & Games
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Santa Claus House ©
Santa Claus House

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