16 days in Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Alaska Itinerary

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16 days in Alaska Itinerary

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

3
days
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.
Bring the kids along to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Take a break from the city and head to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Chugach National Forest. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum, admire all the interesting features of Crow Creek Mine, and steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage online tour itinerary builder .

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cincinnati in July: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 69°F and lows are around 55°F. You will leave for Denali National Park and Preserve on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

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Chugach National Forest
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum
Anchorage Museum

2
days
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 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mc Kinley Park Rd.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. July in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seward.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Wildlife Trails
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4
days
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.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Alaska SeaLife Center will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Kenai Fjords National Park and Resurrection Bay. Take a break from Seward with a short trip to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, about 32 minutes away. On the 17th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seward trip planner .

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Seward by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 20th (Fri), you're off toHomer.

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Exit Glacier
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Kenai Fjords National Park

2
days
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 20th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center and then kick back and relax at Homer Spit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Homer itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Homer sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off tohome.

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Pratt Museum
Pratt Museum

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