Itinerary #15: Alaska

Discover one of the only remaining truly wild places in the ‘Last Frontier’ as our 49th state is commonly called. Alaska‘s majestic beauty is unparalleled-both humbling and awe inspiring. Learn about native Alaskans, the gold rush and their relationship with the wildlife that takes center stage.

State Alaska

Theme The Last Frontier Duration 8 Days | Map (Coming Soon)

 

Day 1

• Fly to Juneau
Mt. Roberts Tram
Red Dog Saloon
Alaska State Capital Building

Day 2

Glacier Hike Mendenhall Glacier
Macaulay Fish Hatchery
• Fly to Anchorage

Day 3

Alaska Native Heritage Center
Anchorage Museum
Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center
Explore Seward
Seavey’s Iditaride

Day 4

Alaska Sea Life Center
Fly Fishing on the Kenai River
• Drive to Anchorage

Day 5

Denali National Park
• Drive to Fairbanks

Day 6

Gold Dredge 8
University of Alaska Museum of the North
Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Day 7

• Fly to Barrow
Tour Barrow with Tundra Tours
• Fly to Anchorage

Day 8: Fly Home

Comments

  1. Nicole White says:

    Hi Alisa – i’m looking ahead to our 50th state next summer which will be Alaska. Everybody else does a cruise, but you didn’t. I’d love to hear why you decided not to cruise. Thanks!

    • Alisa Abecassis Alisa Abecassis says:

      Hi Nicole,
      Wow!!! Congrats on getting to 49. I am so excited for you to explore Alaska, it truly is the last wild frontier. I didn’t feel I would get a truly authentic look at Alaska if I took a cruise. I just didn’t want some “canned” version getting off on crowded ports of call with all the tourists. The drives were magnificent! Interacting with Alaskans without hoards of tourists was incredible, especially in Fairbanks and Barrow. We didn’t eat at the touristy spots. It was real, and wild, and magical. I will say that a cruise is a great way to see a lot, but you won’t get the depth and breadth of Alaska. Whichever way you choose to explore, Alaska will stay with you forever and i promise will no doubt be one of your favorite states!! Keep me posted!-Alisa

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