Plan Your Trip

Whether by air, road or sea, a vacation to Alaska includes a scenic journey that is sure to be as memorable as the destination.  The methods to reach the Last Frontier are many, and each has its own unique set of benefits.

Once you arrive, you can travel within the state by plane, boat, train, car or motorcoach/bus.  No matter which mode you choose, traveling through Alaska offers a front row seat to experience inspiring scenery and exquisite wildlife.

Alaska Tips


Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
The translation of igloo is home, so Alaskans do live in igloos. However, Eskimo hunters created the icedome igloo most people think of when they hear the term, as temporary...


Russian Orthodox church in Dutch Harbor

Russian whalers and fur traders established the first white settlement in Alaska in 1784 on Kodiak Island and later named it Sitka.

Much of the Russian influence still remains in...


Denali State Park
For complete temperature, climate and weather information for all regions of Alaska, visit the Climate section of the site.

Driving Tips

Chugach Mountains

The vast majority of Southcentral Alaska is on the road system so traveling by car in this region is common. If you drive to Alaska, first remember you will have...