19 days in Alaska Itinerary

19 days in Alaska Itinerary

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19 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Juneau
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
McCarthy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Katmai National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Kenai Fjords National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Kotzebue
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

1
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Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Last Chance Mining Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Treadwell Historic Mine Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, then head outdoors with Herbert Glacier, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Inside Passage. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Beach, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, then sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, and finally get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau trip itinerary planning website .

Indianapolis to Juneau is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Indianapolis, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Juneau, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Inside Passage
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Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure ©
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company ©
Herbert Glacier ©
Herbert Glacier

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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve travel tool .

Explore your travel options from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for McCarthy on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Nature Parks Wildlife
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2
nights
McCarthy

McCarthy ©
McCarthy is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Kennecott Copper Mine and then trek along Root Glacier Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our McCarthy online travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to McCarthy with the Route module. Traveling from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in McCarthy, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in McCarthy

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve
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Root Glacier Trail ©
Root Glacier Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kantishna Wilderness Trails. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Lake Trail.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from McCarthy to Denali National Park and Preserve with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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1
night
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denali National Park and Preserve to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. July in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Katmai National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Katmai National Park and Preserve

Katmai National Park and Preserve ©
The volcanic landscape of Katmai National Park and Preserve is home to thousands of brown bears who spend their summers fattening up on the plentiful salmon that fill the wilderness area's rivers and streams.
Brooks Falls has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, then explore the activities along Brooks River, and then admire the sheer force of Brooks Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Katmai National Park and Preserve trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Lake Clark National Park and Preserve to Katmai National Park and Preserve with the Route module. July in Katmai National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll set off for Kenai Fjords National Park on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Katmai National Park and Preserve

Nature Parks
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Brooks Falls ©
Brooks Falls
Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes ©
Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

2
nights
Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
You've now added Exit Glacier to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Pederson Glacier, then head off the coast to Fox Island, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kenai Fjords National Park trip itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Katmai National Park and Preserve to Kenai Fjords National Park. July in Kenai Fjords National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Kotzebue.

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cooper Landing
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Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier
River Rafting & Tubing
Russian River Falls ©
Russian River Falls

2
nights
Kotzebue

Kotzebue ©
Kotzebue or Kikiktagruk is a city in the Northwest Arctic Borough in the U.S. To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotzebue trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Kenai Fjords National Park to Kotzebue with the Route module. July in Kotzebue sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Anchorage.
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:
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Northwest Arctic Heritage Center ©
Northwest Arctic Heritage Center

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seward Hwy and Alaska Botanical Garden. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Eklutna Village Historic Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, meet the residents at Alaska Zoo, and admire all the interesting features of Lake Hood Harbor.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kotzebue to Anchorage. In July in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seward Hwy
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Botanical Garden ©
Alaska Botanical Garden

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