Alaska is huge. In fact, it’s the biggest state in the USA. Yet, despite its size, Alaska is one of America’s least-populated states. Its remoteness means untouched natural wonders await – from the marvels of the Northern Lights to migrating whales and salmon-chomping bears. And it’s this that makes it the destination for the perfect outdoor adventure, secluded getaway or wildlife-spotting holiday. Whatever you travel to Alaska for, one thing’s for sure: you’ll definitely want to bring a good camera and a back-up battery and SD card (or two).
Popular Alaska Holidays
It’s Alaska’s remote, untouched beauty that makes it such a desirable destination. And with Flight Centre’s range of tailor-made holidays called Journeys, we can help you really get under the icy skin of it – by land and by sea. Explore Anchorage, Fairbanks, Denali National Park and Valdez, all with flights, hotels, transfers, car hire and, in some cases, cruising, included. Best of all, each of our Alaska holidays can be customised to your needs and budget, so our Travel Experts can change hotels, excursions and airlines, all to your exact specifications.
More about Alaska
Currency: US Dollar
Vaccinations: Extra vaccinations are not required
Flight time: London to Anchorage flight time is around 15 hours with a stopover
Airport: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Visas: British Citizens require an ESTA, which you can apply for online
Top 3 Things to Do in Alaska
- Look skywards for the Northern Lights (Sep-Apr)
- Explore Denali National Park
- Cruise through the Prince William Sound in search of orcas, humpback and gray whales
When to Go to Alaska
Generally the most popular time to visit is during the summer, from mid-May to mid-September, when you can expect brighter days and warmer temperatures. This is also the best time for whale watching. However, if you’re coming to Alaska in search of the Aurora Borealis then the best time to visit is during the clearer nights of winter – late September to late April.
Why Book Your Alaska Holiday with Flight Centre
We know Alaska: Many of our Experts have visited Alaska while our USA specialists work closely with the state’s hotels and tour operators to ensure our holidays feature the latest and greatest it has to offer, and at the best-value prices.
Local knowledge: Flight Centre has stores throughout the USA, giving us access to fantastic local knowledge. With a team on the ground, we’ll not only ensure you have a fantastic experience, but also offer you insider information and tips that only locals will know.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to Alaska from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.