Alaska Rail Vacation Ideas
Alaska Rail Vacation Inspiration
Larger than Texas, California and Montana combined, it’s no surprise how the sheer number of Alaska rail vacation ideas can overwhelm. Home to spectacular scenery, captivating wildlife, unforgettable experiences and unique activities, it can be tricky to plan a trip that fits everything in and flows together seamlessly. Luckily, that's our specialty.
Having traveled to all corners of this exceptional state, our team of Travel Designers know all the best things to do by rail in Alaska. So if you find yourself wondering what to do in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Homer or Seward, you’ll find inspiration in our recommended Alaska rail vacation packages below. Don’t see what you want? Get in touch! We can create any dream itinerary from scratch.
If this is your first time to Alaska, or if you only ever go once, these itineraries have been designed to give you the best of Alaska in the time you have available.
Alaska’s National Parks are some of the largest and most dramatic in the US, and all offer breath-taking scenery. Use these itineraries as the basis for your exploration.
Whether your bucket list includes the Arctic Circle, the highest mountain in North America, the northern lights or a once-in-a-lifetime cruise, you’ll find them all in Alaska!
If you’re unsure where to see bears, whales or birdlife in Alaska, we’re here to help. These itineraries have been designed to give you the best chance at sightings.
The Great Outdoors
If you’re looking for a more active vacation in Alaska, look no further. We can put together a great itinerary that includes walking, fishing, hiking and kayaking in Alaska.
A cruise through the Inside Passage to Alaska is a popular way to see Alaska’s dramatic coast. But not the only way. Here we have some other great suggestions.
Where is Alaska?
Alaska occupies an enormous peninsula in the extreme northwest of North America, separated from the lower 48 states by Canada. It can take anywhere from 6 to 10 days to drive through Canada to Alaska, or you can fly for an average five to six hours with an increasing number of airlines.
How big is Alaska?
The largest state in America and the least densely populated, Alaska covers a whopping 663,268 square miles (or over 424 million acres). With a population of 731,545 people (1 per square mile compared to 71.2 for the rest of America), there are more caribou than people.
What is Alaska known for?
As you can imagine after reading the above two answers, Alaska is best known for its stunning scenery and diverse wildlife. Famous for glaciers, fjords, mountains and more waterways than you can imagine, it’s home to salmon, moose, caribou, bears, whales, bison and more.
What are the average monthly temperatures in Alaska?
What month is best to visit Alaska?
Summer is the best time to visit Alaska, when the days are long, nature is in full bloom and activities are less impacted by the weather. Of course, should you visit during the months of September to April, you have an improved chance of catching the Northern Lights.
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