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 find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Talkeetna route planning website .

New York City to Talkeetna is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Talkeetna is minus 4 hours. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Museums Shopping
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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
The Dancing Leaf Gallery ©
The Dancing Leaf Gallery

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Denali, then look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, and then view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve online trip builder .

Getting from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve by train takes about 4.5 hours. June in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wasilla.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali ©
Denali

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Wasilla

Wasilla ©
Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. On the 29th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Palmer Visitor Information Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bodenburg Butte, then explore and take pictures at Musk Ox Farm, and finally trek along Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wasilla visit app .

Explore your travel options from Denali National Park and Preserve to Wasilla with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Wasilla can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Wasilla

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Palmer
Highlights from your plan
Bodenburg Butte ©
Bodenburg Butte
Palmer Visitor Information Center ©
Palmer Visitor Information Center
Musk Ox Farm ©
Musk Ox Farm

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seward Boat Harbor, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seward online route planner .

Traveling by car from Wasilla to Seward takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Seward Boat Harbor ©
Seward Boat Harbor
Helicopter Tours

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night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 1st (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bishop's Beach Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Homer road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage tour itinerary site .

Getting from Homer to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

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Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Lower Reid Falls, stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and finally hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Skagway road trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Skagway in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

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

1
night
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): trek along Mount Roberts Trail and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau sightseeing 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, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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