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:  10​h 15​min
1
Talkeetna
— Few hours
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Wasilla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Seward
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Homer
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Skagway
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  13​h
End: New York City

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Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Talkeetna visit website .

New York City to Talkeetna is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Talkeetna, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit cooler in Talkeetna: highs are around 68°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
The Dancing Leaf Gallery ©
The Dancing Leaf Gallery

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the activities along Wonder Lake.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve trip planner.

Traveling by train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 4.5 hours. June in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wasilla.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wonder Lake ©
Wonder Lake

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Wasilla

Wasilla ©
Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Palmer Visitor Information Center, explore the striking landscape at Bodenburg Butte, then admire all the interesting features of Musk Ox Farm, and finally hike along Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail.

Plan my day in Wasilla using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denali National Park and Preserve to Wasilla. In June, daytime highs in Wasilla are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Wasilla

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Palmer
Highlights from your plan
Bodenburg Butte ©
Bodenburg Butte
Palmer Visitor Information Center ©
Palmer Visitor Information Center

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night
Seward

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 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, trek along Tonsina Creek Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Seward Boat Harbor.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seward trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Wasilla to Seward in 3.5 hours. In June in Seward, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier
Seward Boat Harbor ©
Seward Boat Harbor

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 1st (Wed), examine the collection at Pratt Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grace Ridge Brewery.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Homer trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June in Homer, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Photography Tours
Grace Ridge Brewery ©
Grace Ridge Brewery

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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 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram, trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Alyeska Ski Area.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage tour builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Homer to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

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Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 3rd (Fri), stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, then steep yourself in history at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Skagway online route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Skagway takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or drive. July in Skagway sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Lower Reid Falls ©
Lower Reid Falls

1
night
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 4th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, then stroll through Mount Roberts Trail, and finally stop by Caribou Crossings.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Juneau trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company ©
Caribou Crossings ©
Caribou Crossings

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