13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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13 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
+2
foot + Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + train:  7​h 15​min
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  8​h 15​min
3
Seward
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Homer
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  13​h 30​min
End: Cincinnati

2
nights
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.
To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Anchorage trip planner .

Cincinnati to Anchorage is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Anchorage is minus 4 hours. In July, Anchorage is little chillier than Cincinnati - with highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

3
nights
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.
Visiting Savage River Loop Trail and Husky Homestead will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Healy Overlook Trail and Wild about Denali. Spend the 12th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve travel planner .

You can do a combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In July in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Seward.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Denali ©
Denali

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kenai Fjords National Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seward road trip planning app .

Take a bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Seward in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Seward are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Kenai Fjords National Park
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Photography Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. Family-friendly places like Pratt Museum and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies will thrill your kids. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Hallo Bay Lodge Bear VIewing. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and get all the information you need at Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center.

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You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

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Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum
Photography Tours
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

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