Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Private transfer from airport to hotel

Sheraton Anchorage ★★★★ (3 nights)

Day 2

Anchorage city tour

Discover the different facets of Anchorage city through this private tour. Begin by visiting Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof, offering remnants of the 1964 earthquake and panoramic views of Anchorage in the Chugach mountains. Drive along Lake Hood, the world’s busiest seaplane base, and traverse the scenic Seward Highway to Beluga Point for wildlife spotting. Explore Potter Marsh, a part of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, and head to Chugach State Park for sweeping views of the Anchorage “Bowl” and distant mountain ranges.

Aerial view of Anchorage showcasing stunning landscape and urban development.

Day 3

Lake Clark National Park Bear

Enjoy an hour and ten-minute stunning flightseeing journey via floatplane from Anchorage to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, to join the tour. Upon your arrival, a knowledgeable bear-viewing guide will escort you by a covered pontoon boat to lakeside areas where bears feed on spawning wild Alaska salmon. Situated at the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is the epitome of the Alaska wilderness landscape.

Aerial view of Anchorage showcasing stunning landscape and urban development.

Day 4

Pick up a car in Anchorage

Drive to Girdwood (about 50 mins)

Alyeska Resort ★★★★ (2 nights)

Rest of the day at leisure to explore

Ride the Scenic Alyeska Aerial Tram or Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on Turnagain Arm.

Day 5

Glacier landing tour

Be ready for a 60-minute scenic flight culminating in a spectacular glacier landing where you will spend 15-20 minutes out of the helicopter exploring the glacier. The professional pilot will provide knowledgeable commentary during the journey. Enjoy a great view of the iconic Lake George Glacier, Whiteout Glacier, and Colony Glacier, and view blue melt-water pools in spring and summer.

Day 6

Drive to Seward (about 1h30min)

Windsong Lodge ★★★ (2 nights)

Rest of the day at leisure

Visit Alaska Sea Life Center and walk around the small boat harbor.

Day 7

Glacier & Wildlife cruise to Kenai Fjords

Discover the wonders of Kenai Fjords National Park on this captivating cruise with a naturalist who provides insightful commentary throughout. Departing from Seward, the triple-deck boat navigates 100 miles of stunning scenery. View the diverse wildlife, including otters, seals, seabirds, eagles, and possibly whales or orcas. Sail past Holgate Glacier and explore the rugged, lush coastline with moss-covered cliffs and nesting seabirds.

Day 8

Drive back to Anchorage (about 2h30min)

Drop off car in Anchorage

Captain Cook Hotel ★★★★ (1 night)

Rest of the day at leisure to explore Anchorage

Visit Native Heritage Center, the Anchorage Museum or The Alaska Zoo.

Day 9

Train from Anchorage to Talkeetna

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge ★★★ (1 night)

Talkeetna hiking tour

Explore Talkeetna’s best trail with a great naturalist guide. On this moderate three-mile hike, look for loons and kingfishers on the lakes and moose and bears in the woods. This lush old-growth forest is alive with songbirds, wildflowers, berries, and mushrooms. A local guide will tell you stories about wildlife encounters, life in Talkeetna, and how native people survived in this wild land.

Day 10

Train from Talkeetna to Denali

Hotel Grande Denali Lodge ★★★ (2 nights)

Day 11

Tundra wilderness tour

The Tundra Wilderness tour offers a wonderful and diverse experience for park visitors. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and the chance to spot local wildlife such as dall sheep, moose, caribou, wolves, and grizzly bears. On clear days, catch a breathtaking view of Denali from Stony Hill Overlook.

A pond reflects a majestic mountain range of Denali National Park.

Day 12

Train from Denali to Anchorage

Captain Cook Hotel ★★★★ (1 night)

Day 13

Take a taxi from hotel to Anchorage Airport

Fly home