7 days in Anchorage, Denali National Park and Preserve & Seward Itinerary

7 days in Anchorage, Denali National Park and Preserve & Seward Itinerary

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7 days in Anchorage, Denali National Park and Preserve & Seward Itinerary

San Antonio
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + train:  7​h 15​min
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
bus:  8​h 15​min
Seward
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
San Antonio

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage travel planner.

San Antonio to Anchorage is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Anchorage, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Anchorage is much colder than San Antonio - with highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum
Anchorage Museum

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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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Anchorage in May since evenings lows in Denali National Park and Preserve dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seward.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

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Seward

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seward travel planner.

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Seward by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In May in Seward, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier

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