9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Valdez
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Talkeetna
— 1 night
train:  3​h
5
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h
6
Fairbanks
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Albuquerque

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night
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Valdez trip itinerary maker app .

Albuquerque to Valdez is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Albuquerque to Valdez, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Albuquerque in June, plan for much colder days in Valdez, with highs around 66°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature
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Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier

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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 16th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Valdez to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Seward route planning tool .

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seward: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Seward

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

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night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 19th (Tue), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Seward to Talkeetna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seward in June: highs in Talkeetna hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve trip planner.

Take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Nature Museums

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Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 21st (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden and then explore and take pictures at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fairbanks trip planning site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

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Georgeson Botanical Garden ©
Georgeson Botanical Garden
University of Alaska Fairbanks ©
University of Alaska Fairbanks

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