17 days in Alaska Itinerary

17 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Homer
— 1 night
Drive
3
Seward
— 3 nights
Bus to Anchorage, AK - Museum, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chena Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Fairbanks
— 4 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Anchorage — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Flattop Mountain Trail as well as Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. On the 23rd (Thu), grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then stroll through Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Westchester Lagoon and then trek along Flattop Mountain Trail.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip maker app.

Raleigh to Anchorage is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Raleigh to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Raleigh in June, expect nights in Anchorage to be a bit cooler, around 51°F, while days are much colder, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Homer.
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Homer — 1 night

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 25th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Bishop's Beach Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum and then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Homer trip planning website.

You can drive from Anchorage to Homer in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Homer are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Seward.
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Seward — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Bear Glacier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Harding Ice Field Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Exit Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Seward Boat Harbor, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Marathon.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seward online trip maker.

You can drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Seward, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 2 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wonder Lake and Mt. Healy Overlook Trail. Visiting Denali and Byers Lake will get you outdoors.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Seward to Denali National Park and Preserve in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seward in June, expect nights in Denali National Park and Preserve to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Chena Hot Springs.
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Chena Hot Springs — 1 night

Chena Hot Springs is a hot spring, resort, and unincorporated community in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States, 56.5 miles northeast of Fairbanks near the Chena River State Recreation Area. On the 2nd (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Chena Hot Springs Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chena Hot Springs online journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Denali National Park and Preserve to Chena Hot Springs with the Route module. July in Chena Hot Springs sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 4 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and Georgeson Botanical Garden. Visit Alaskan Pipeline and Immaculate Conception Parish for their historical value. The adventure continues: hike along Angel Rocks Trail, look for gifts at Santa Claus House, take in the exciting artwork at Two Street Gallery LLC, and find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks trip planning website.

You can drive from Chena Hot Springs to Fairbanks in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fairbanks can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Flattop Mountain Trail as well as Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. On the 7th (Thu), stroll through Flattop Mountain Trail, then steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip maker site.

You can fly from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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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