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ALASKA DESTINATION GUIDE

"Alaska is one of the most impressive places on earth and it’s always a pleasure to watch our guests discover our incredible glaciers, fjords, mountains and people, gaining a deeper appreciation for our beautiful planet."

Travel Director
Alaska at a glance
From the soaring mountains of Denali National Park to the glittering glaciers of the Kenai Fjords, Alaska is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary wonders. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and get to know the real Alaska, from the Alaskan Athabascans to the local gold miners.
Currency
US dollar
Winter avg temp
-10°C
Summer avg temp
15°C
Time Zone
GMT-8
Capital City
Washington D.C.
Language
English
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What to pack for Alaska

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Waterproof coat

Even if you travel Alaska during the warmer months from May to September, you’ll still encounter temperatures anywhere from below freezing to around mid 20°C (mid-70s F), so bring a coat to stay warm.

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Hiking shoes

Alaska is packed with spectacular parks and hiking trails. Pack a comfortable pair of walking shoes to see all the sights, from the Denali mountains to the Dawson gold mines.

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Reusable water bottle

Help keep Alaska beautiful by using a reusable water bottle to avoid adding to waste with disposable plastic bottles. Remember to leave no trace when you visit the pristine national parks.

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Camera

With some of the world’s most phenomenal landscapes, you can’t visit Alaska without bringing a camera to capture all the beauty. Bring a few extra SD cards too so you never run out of space.

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