Planning Your Perfect Alaska Itinerary

Planning Your Perfect Alaska Itinerary

Alaska is home to scenic natural wonders, quaint towns and world-renowned sites. Planning your perfect Alaska itinerary is a must to ensure you make the most of your stay. 

What to Visit in Alaska

The 49th state is a treasure trove of places to see and experience. Here are some of the best sites in Alaska you might want to include in your itinerary: 

  • Denali National Park and Preserve: With its forests, lakes, mountains, dunes, rivers and glaciers, Denali National park is ideal for hiking, biking or a scenic drive. 
  • Kenai Fjords National Park: Bask in the views of the largest ice fields in Alaska. The landmark is known for being the site where mountains, ice and ocean meet.
  • Seward and the Scenic Highway: Seward is a charming town and an ideal home base for exploring Alaska. The Seward Scenic Highway runs from Anchorage to Seward and is renowned for its astounding views. 
  • Prince William Sound: The site comprises 10,000 square miles of about 150 glaciers, islands, fjords and preserved waterways. Kayak, fish or view wildlife with guided trips. The area is home to diverse marine life, land animals and over 220 species of birds.
  • Exit Glacier: Picture burnished bedrock, jagged ice, flowing water and a lush forest. Hike right up to the glacier and experience its blue magnificence as it descends 3,000 feet in mere miles. Exit Glacier is about a 15-minute drive from Seward.

Planning an Alaskan Trip

As you plan your Alaska trip, here are a few things to remember to ensure you have the best trip possible.

1. Weather 

June to August is the most popular season to visit Alaska. You will have the warmest weather and the least likelihood of having snow. However, staying during the off-season means possibly seeing the northern lights, paying off-peak prices and encountering fewer travelers.

2. What to Pack 

The weather can change quickly, and packing layers of clothing lets you be ready for anything. Also, remember to bring items such as comfortable footwear with good traction, a sleep mask for the midnight sun, sunscreen and your essential documents.

3. Getting to Alaska

There are several ways to get to Alaska. You can drive your RV or car, but remember your passport since you will be going through Canada. It is possible to fly to Alaska as well, and you will most likely land in Juneau, Anchorage or Fairbanks on a commercial flight. You can then travel to your destination by car, train or small aircraft. 

Booking Your Stay

Seward KOA is the perfect home base during your unforgettable exploration of Alaska. The family-friendly campground is nestled on the Resurrection River and is just a few minutes from downtown Seward. Book your stay today! 

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