9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska journey planner
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Fly
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
2
Seward
— 1 night
Drive
3
Wasilla
— 1 night
Drive
4
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Bus to Denali, Train to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
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Anchorage — 1 night

The City of Lights and Flowers

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage attractions planner.

San Francisco to Anchorage is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Anchorage is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get little chillier in Anchorage: highs are around 66°F and lows about 53°F. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to Seward.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Seward — 1 night

Alaska Starts Here

Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seward tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Wasilla.
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Tours · Adventure · Parks · Outdoors

Wasilla — 1 night

On the 15th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm, then don't miss a visit to Alaska Live Steamers, and then examine the collection at Iditarod Headquarters.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wasilla itinerary maker site.

Getting from Seward to Wasilla by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Museums
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 3 nights

Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring at Wonder Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, see Off-Road Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wasilla to Denali National Park and Preserve. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Fairbanks.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Fairbanks — 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fairbanks travel route planner.

You can fly from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 49°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Mon).
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Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
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Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.
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