In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Anchorage, Alaska can reach a top of 18℃ (65℉). The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as -21℃ (-6℉), although this can differ at other destinations across Alaska depending on the geography.
The days are longest in Alaska in May, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Alaska in September – It’s the wettest month of the year.Keep reading to read all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Alaska. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll have found out all there is to know about when to go, and you’ll be ready to start booking your flights! Who knows, we might even have some surprises waiting for you when you get there!
Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Alaska is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:
|Summer||June to August|
|Autumn/fall||September to November|
|Winter||December to February|
|Spring||March to May|
Best time to visit the top destinations in Alaska
We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|