Anchorage, Alaska, United States
The perfect 3 days itinerary

Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet. It's known for its cultural sites, including the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which displays traditional crafts, stages dances, and presents replicas of dwellings from the area's indigenous groups. The city is also a gateway to nearby wilderness areas and mountains including the Chugach, Kenai and Talkeetna.

What to do in Anchorage?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Anchorage. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Discovering Anchorage's Rich Cultural Heritage

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Learn about the rich history and culture of Alaska's indigenous groups through crafts, dances, and replica dwellings.

Afternoon

Head to the Anchorage Museum, the largest museum in Alaska. Explore the exhibits on Alaskan history, art, and culture. Don't miss the Imaginarium Discovery Center, a hands-on science center within the museum.

Evening

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, offering stunning views of the Cook Inlet and the surrounding mountains.


Day 2: Exploring the Great Outdoors

Morning

Take a day trip to the Chugach State Park, just a short drive from Anchorage. Enjoy a hike on one of the many trails, offering breathtaking views of the Chugach Mountains.

Afternoon

Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you can see Alaskan wildlife up close, including bears, moose, and eagles.

Evening

Return to Anchorage and enjoy a meal at one of the city's seafood restaurants, offering fresh catches from the Cook Inlet.


Day 3: A Day of Adventure and Relaxation

Morning

Embark on a guided fishing trip in the Cook Inlet, known for its abundant salmon and halibut.

Afternoon

Visit the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, a short drive from Anchorage. Take a scenic tram ride to the top of Mount Alyeska, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

Evening

Relax in the resort's spa or enjoy a gourmet meal at one of its restaurants.


Did you find this helpful?