Plan Your Trip to Alaska
Once you’ve decided visit Alaska, planning your trip is where the fun begins. From cruise and land packages that include all meals, transportation, and accommodations, to off-the-grid backpacking adventures, Alaska offers an experience for every type of traveler.
If you’re looking for some help planning your adventure, consider packages & tours that explore top destinations as well as off-the-beaten-track locales. Whether you’re interested in a multi-day train trip, a private cruise, a small group backcountry hiking trip, a winter northern lights viewing package, or anything in between, packages & tours are a great place to start. Or, connect with a travel agent for customized planning.
It's not just about what you do on your vacation, but where you stay. The wide variety of unique accommodations in Alaska only add to the experience. Imagine waking up in a yurt overlooking a mountain-ringed bay, with sea otters playing in the water below, or opening your windows in the morning from a cozy lodge to look out at a stunning vista with no people or roads in sight. From campgrounds and cabins to hotels and wilderness resorts, you are certain to find the perfect place to kick off your hiking boots and relax for the evening.
Explore our Planning Tools for answers to your questions about Alaska weather and what to pack, travel tips, and resources like meeting & event planners and visitor centers. Don’t forget to order our free print or digital Alaska Vacation Planner for page after page of Alaska travel inspiration.
Alaska is a land of superlatives and adventure. Explore five distinct regions and varied travel routes and modes of transportation as you plan your Alaska getaway.
Explore by Region
Alaska’s far north features the country’s only Arctic ecosystem; northern lights dance above the snowy tundra in winter, while birds and caribou graze during long summer days.
The Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska is home to breathtaking temperate rainforests, protected waterways, and glaciers reaching into deep coastal fjords.
The Interior Region is a quintessentially Alaska landscape, bounded by high mountain ranges (it’s home to Denali) and crisscrossed by glorious river vistas.
Southcentral Alaska is home to vividly diverse wilderness landscapes – from beaches to mountaintops to fjords – as well as half the state’s population.
Southwest Alaska’s islands, river deltas, and mountains teem with fish and wildlife.
How Big is Alaska?
At 663,300 square miles, Alaska is 1/5 the size of the Lower 48 states. Alaska is the largest state in the United States and larger than the next three largest states combined!
A Big. Beautiful. State of Mind
Escape to the natural beauty of Alaska. Check out the official
State of Alaska Vacation Guide.