5 of The Best Alaska Itinerary Ideas

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5 Alaska Itinerary Ideas

These 5 itineraries include 4 day, 7 day, 10 day and 14 day tours of Alaska.

Lets be honest….there are a million ways to see a State as vast as Alaska. And everyone has their own ideas on what they want to see.

So we won’t be able to satisfy everyone, but we’ve put together these 5 unique Itineraries that will help you maximize the time you have to spend in Alaska.

Our 5 best Alaska Itinerary options can be enjoyed by those in a hurry or by those who have time to spare.

What's Included?

  • Self Drive tours of different durations.
    • 4, 7, 10 and 14 day Alaska Itineraries
  • Rental RV Itinerary

  • Alaska Railroad/Self Drive Itinerary

  • Kenai Peninsula Itinerary

  • Alaska’s National Parks Itinerary
Kenai Fjords National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park

Itinerary #1 - The National Park Explorer

Alaska has some of the largest and most beautiful National Parks in the world, so why not spend your time in Alaska seeing as many as you can. This great itinerary will get you to three of Alaska’s best national parks.

Trip Highlights include:
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Denali National Park
  • The Denali Highway
  • Wrangell St-Elias National Park
  • The Alaska Marine Highway
  • Prince William Sound

Itinerary #2 - The Alaska RV Explorer

This Itinerary is idea for those flying into Alaska and renting a RV for up to 2 weeks and looking to see as much of the State of Alaska as possible. It is best as a 10 day or 2 week trip.

Trip Highlights include:
  • Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward
  • Halibut fishing in Homer
  • Wildlife viewing at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Flightseeing over Denali
  • The Iditarod Headquarters
Seward Highway Alaska
Seward Highway
Exit Glacier in Seward Alaska
Exit Glacier near Seward

Itinerary #3 - Kenai Peninsula Explorer

The Kenai Peninsula is called “Alaska’s Playground” and has more than enough to keep visitors busy for a week or more. This itinerary doesn’t cover a lot area, but hits many of Alaska’s most visited areas. You won’t get bored in the Kenai!

Highlights include:
  • Fishing for King Salmon in the Kenai River
  • Halibut fishing in Homer
  • Visiting Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward
  • Spencer Glacier float trip

Itinerary #4 - Anchorage to Fairbanks

The trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks on the Parks Highway, is among one of the most travelled corridors in Alaska. The Parks Highway is a beautiful drive, with plenty of places to stop and explore including the incredible Denali National Park.

Highlights include:

  • Talkeetna and Flightseeing over Denali
  • Exploring Denali National Park
  • The Riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks
Denali Alaska
Denali Mountain
The Alaska Railroad - Connecting Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Seward Alaska
The Alaska Railroad

Itinerary #5 - Denali by Car and Rail

If you only have a few days to explore Alaska and want to add a quick trip to the beginning or end of a cruise, this fast little trip to Denali could be perfect. A great way to do this is to get a one way car rental from Anchorage to Denali and then bring the Alaska Railroad train back, so you get the freedom of a self-drive tour and the relaxation of a railroad journey back to Anchorage.

Highlights include:

  • Shopping in Anchorage
  • Hiking in Denali National Park
  • Riding the Alaska Railroad

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