With endless acres of snow-covered mountains, miles of wild and rugged coastline, and brilliant Northern Lights displays, Alaska is like nowhere else on earth. Book your flight and hotel together with Orbitz’s vacation packages, and you’ll soon be on your way to “The Last Frontier.”
With four dramatic seasons to enjoy, you should plan your Alaskan vacation according to your favorite activities. In the winter, go snowshoeing at Denali National Park or ski the slopes of Alyeska Resort. Summer is good for hiking the fragrant forests of Chugach State Park and keeping an eye out for wildlife. Autumn—which comes early in Alaska, in August and September—is a beautiful time to watch leaves turn bright gold.
How much does it cost to vacation in Alaska?
Alaska can be quite affordable if you plan your vacation right. Watching flight prices, booking pre-arranged activities, and looking into packages that include both hotel and airfare are important tips for an affordable vacation. Orbitz vacation packages start at just $959, so start shopping for snowshoes!
How can I travel to Alaska for cheap?
November is an inexpensive month to travel to Alaska, and it’s a great time to dip your toes into an Alaskan winter. May is another affordable month for an Alaskan vacation as the frost thaws but the summer rush has not yet begun.
Travel cheaply by staying outside the big city in a town like Talkeetna, and booking a room in a guesthouse. Talkeetna Hideaway Guesthouse is cozy and convenient, and offers shared-bathroom options for the ultimate budget traveler. You can also save money on food by booking a room with a kitchenette. Aurora Denali Lodge has affordable rates, all the amenities you need, like a fridge, microwave, and café, and is just 20 minutes from Denali National Park, a haven for winter recreation.
Americans can fly to Alaska from the continental US without a passport. If you’re driving the ALCAN (the Alaska-Canadian Highway), pack your passport for the segment of your journey that goes through Canada.