Day 1: Anchorage, Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, offers many opportunities for visitors looking for sightseeing and wildlife viewing opportunities. Anchorage is the perfect city from which to base any Alaska vacation. With the amenities of a large city, including fine dining and shopping, the best part about Anchorage is that it is just minutes away from flightseeing and other amazing outdoor wilderness adventure opportunities. Anchorage's Lake Hood is the world's largest and busiest floatplane base. Book a charter flight from Anchorage and head north to fly over Denali National Park and Preserve or fly west to Katmai National Park and Preserve for some world-renowned bear viewing. Overnight in Anchorage.
Day 2: Whittier, Alaska
Start the day off bright and early with a quick breakfast before heading 79 miles southeast of Anchorage on the Seward Highway toward Portage. Drive through the 140-acres of parkland dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured or orphaned animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on your way south before reaching the quaint seaside town of Whittier. Whittier is nestled against the mountains of Prince William Sound. Its history is as enthralling as the breathtaking views that surround it. Originally built as a secret military installation, the U.S. Army maintained Whittier until 1960. Until 2000, Whittier was almost inaccessible to the everyday visitor, but now, thanks to the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, visitors can travel 2.5 miles through what was once an impassible supply tunnel under Maynard Mountain. In Whittier, walk along the port, grab a meal or take a glacier and wildlife cruise. For visitors who are feeling adventurous, rent kayaks or take a water taxi out to Decision Point and stay in the public use cabin or on one of the four tent platforms provided by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Overnight in Whittier.
Day 3: Valdez, Alaska
Start the day onboard an Alaska Marine Highway ferry to Valdez. While it is often known for being the southern terminus for the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, Valdez has an...
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