Planning a trip to Alaska can be daunting. You want to see it all and make the most of every moment. We hear you! That's why we've put together what we consider the ideal itinerary.
Our Awesome Alaska trip brings together some of the state's greatest sights in one seamless, action-packed journey.
Over 13 days, discover the history, landscapes, wildlife and wide-open spaces that make Alaska unique.
As you arrive in Fairbanks, take a minute to drink it all in and relax before your journey begins. Overnight at a partner hotel.
Explore Fairbanks your way on the first full day in “The Last Frontier.” You may decide to climb on board the Riverboat Discovery or join the Gold Dredge 8 tour on the Chena River before returning to your hotel to rest and prepare for the next day’s adventures.
Take the train from Fairbanks to Denali Cabins, just minutes from Denali National Park. Get your first glimpses of the region’s legendary landscapes as you settle into a cozy, private cabin, where you’ll stay for the next three evenings.
Discover the wonders of Denali with two full days at leisure. Do you venture into the park? Go on a breathtaking flightseeing excursion? Or explore some of its network of hiking trails? The day is yours. Overnight at Denali Cabins to spend another relaxing evening.
Want to experience the best of Denali? Stay at Denali Backcountry Lodge, our exclusive fly-in wilderness lodge.
Choose your own adventure in and around Denali! Other optional activities include rafting, ziplining, and ATVing. It’s also a perfect day to explore the national park before leaving tomorrow. There’s no shortage of sights to take in at your own pace. Overnight one last time at Denali Cabins.
Pack up and say farewell to your cozy cabin basecamp before riding the Alaska Railroad to the quaint climbers’ town of Talkeetna. Overnight at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.
Explore Talkeetna, perhaps through an adventurous flightseeing tour or jet boat ride on a glacier-fed river. Then, enjoy a hearty meal at Homestead Kitchen before you continue to Anchorage.
Travel from Anchorage to Seward and enjoy one of the most scenic drives in North America. Hug the shores of the Turnagain Arm as you watch for belugas, Dall sheep and, if the timing’s right, the famed bore tide. Then, kick back with a night at the beautiful Windsong Lodge.
Embark on a Kenai Fjords Tour on Resurrection Bay and take in spectacular sea life and scenery. You’ll stop and overnight at Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on the remote Fox Island. Activities include exploring the pebbled beaches with a park ranger and learning to prepare fresh salmon with our executive chef.
Get up close and personal with puffins, sea lions and towering coastal cliffs as you glide through the protected waters of Resurrection Bay on a guided sea kayak trip.
Bask in the natural sights and sounds of a six-hour glacier and wildlife cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park. Then, kick back and relax as you travel with Alaska Railroad to Anchorage.
Explore Anchorage before you head home. Spend the day shopping for keepsakes, or just relaxing in your hotel. If you’re still in the mood for adventure, you can also add a bear viewing tour to the itinerary for one last thrill.
Reflect on the journey you’ve experienced. On rails, roads, sea and land, you’ve seen Alaska’s best on a trip that will forever be part of your story.