Jul 1, 2017

Alaska Itinerary

This is an update to my Alaska post in 2012.

I was helping a friend with her itinerary and thanks to her, she noted that the old Alaska Post didn't have the detailed itinerary there. This one was written to assist her and any one planning on going there but not sure where to start. The parks/hotels, views mentioned here are our own and we are not being compensated for writing our reviews. So please feel free to check them out.


VACATION DURATION 8 DAYS/ 9 NIGHTS:
  • DAY 1:  
- Arrival in Anchorage. 3 nights in Anchorage.
- The first day shop for any foodstuff that you would want to stock up on. Costco, Walmart / Sam's club are some stores that you can pick up your grocery items from. 
- Visit Captain Cook Monument and Log Cabin Visitor Information Centre visit with downtown area
Stay in Anchorage

  • DAY 2
- 26 Glacier Tour ( 6 hours plus needed + drive time to and from hotel )
- Portage Glacier
- Stay in Anchorage
  • DAY 3: 
- Go to Hatcher's Pass/ Palmer
- Ox Farm 
Stay in Anchorage
  • DAY 4:
1 night in Seward
DRIVE TO SEWARD. SEE FOLLOWING PLACES ON THE WAY.
- Drive to Girdwood/Homer
- Enjoy viewpoints along Turnagain Arm
- Stop at Girdwood. Go to Alyeska Resort Tram
- Stop at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre
- Portage Valley Highway
- Resurrection Bay

Once you reach Seward:

- Welcome Flag monument picture point
- Mile 0 where Iditarod Starts
- Watch for Bald Eagles
- Go to Downtown Seward ( located on south end of 4th avenue.
- usually in the early evening people get their fresh catch of fish and line them on large hooks. This makes a great picture spot.
-  Stay in Seward
  • DAY 5:
- 2 nights in Denali
- Visit Exit Glacier
- Drive to and STAY IN DENALI
  • DAY 6:
- Visit Denali National Park by bus 8 hour tour to Eilson Visitor Centre
- Inquire about the free sled dog demonstrations at Visitor Centre
- Stay in Denali
  • DAY 7:
- 1 night in Fairbanks- Visit the Sled dogs via free shuttle
- Drive to and stay for the night in Fairbanks.
   - Visit Santa Claus House
   - Creamer's Field
   - Ice Museum in Chena Hot Springs
  • DAY 8: PALMER
Drive back to Palmer. Stay for the night. 
  • DAY 9: FLY BACK HOME
That's me with the reindeer
Downtown Anchorage
Glaciers on Prince William Sound

Santa Claus House
Seward docks
Whale Sighting  on Prince William Sound cruise
Views from our flight back home

2 comments:

  1. Thanks Michelle!! This is really helpful :-)

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  2. Have an awesome trip Divya! Glad to have our blog help you plan yours. Let me know how it was. cant wait to hear from you! Happy holidays!!

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