Alaska: Travel Budget Calculator

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How much does it cost to Travel Alaska!?

Alaska is famed for its Wilderness, wild salmon and outdoor adventures! From the Iditarod Dog Sledding race to its Native Heritage and even Packrafting opportunities, Alaska it has it all!

Popular Destinations:

1. Anchorage

Anchorage Museum & Tony Knowles Trail



2. Denali National Park

6 Million Acre park home to the highest peak in the USA , mount Denali


Denali National Park budget

Denali National Park an ideal escape to go camping or Hiking

21 Unique Camping Destinations! Near Me! | U.S.A

3. Fairbanks

A large home rule city, a popular place to see Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) just 196 miles south of the arctic circle.



4. Juneau

A nature lovers paradise, off the grid and only reachable by boat or seaplane! The perfect place for a wild adventure.

This is one of my brothers favorite places to go pack-rafting. 

AJuneau Alaska. Source:

Is Alaska expensive to travel?

The average daily cost for a mid range traveller (not including tours) is $200.  It can be expensive to visit Alaska during peak tourist season between (June-August).  For example a land based tour with a 3 star hotel will cost you approximately $300 per person.

Insider Tip:

Bringing a Packraft with you can help save money as you can backpack, raft and even camp out without paying extra!

For the best backpacks see: Recommended Backpacks

Alaska: Travel Budget Calculator

To help you budget your next adventure to Alaska.

Dive into our interactive Travel Budget Calculator below

User Guide: Simply select your “Travel Style”,  ” Number of Persons” and Number of Days Traveling.

Top Tip: “Group” travel budget gives the total budget for 4 people! To find out how much that is each simply divide by 4.

Family Budgets:

Families would be best using the Group selector, or those with small children should select “Couple” if the children are young enough to share a room.

We have compiled the data in the table above from our vast travel experience & other reliable sources. source

Alaska Travel Costs (Budget):

i. Budget Backpacker Travel Costs:

Budget Alaska Travel Costs
Budget DataCost (USD)
Average Daily cost:$85
Accommodation (Single Occupancy, Hostel)$47
Accommodation (Double Occupancy, Hotel)$93
Local Transport (Taxis, Buses, Subway)$15
Food & Water$20
Intercity Transport (Transport between neighbouring cities)N/A

ii. Mid Range Travel Costs:

Mid Range Budget: Alaska Travel Costs
Budget DataCost (USD)
Average Daily cost:$199
Accommodation (Single Occupancy, Hostel)$114
Accommodation (Double Occupancy, Hotel)$225
Local Transport (Taxis, Buses, Subway)$40
Food & Water$47
Intercity Transport (Transport between neighbouring cities)N/A

iii. Luxury Vacation Travel Costs:

Alaska Luxury Travel Costs
Budget DataCost (USD)
Average Daily cost:$445
Accommodation (Single Occupancy)$265
Accommodation (Double Occupancy, Hotel)$525
Local Transport (Taxis, Buses, Subway)$110
Food & Water$90
Intercity Transport (Transport between neighbouring cities)N/A

Where to Stay in Alaska?

For a complete list of our recommend hotels in Alaska, follow the link HERE

Insider Tip:

-Invest in a quality Travel Camera! 

Capturing the Memories of your adventure is essential!

You will be able to show your friends, family and even grand kids all the wonderful photos captured.

For more info see, our recommend Travel Photography Gear

Photography Gear

Make sure you are equip with some great Photography Gear!

A high quality Tent & backpack can also be great investments to help you cut costs and have more of an adventure while traveling!

Important! Alaska has private healthcare!

Be aware that you will need separate travel insurance if you are traveling to Alaska!

If you get ill or have an accident it will be a very costly experience!

All travellers to Alaska should have a robust travel insurance to avoid paying out thousands of dollars.

I always recommend World Nomads, I’ve used these for years,

they are the best and most reliable insurance, they also provides an unlimited medical budget!

Travel Insurance

Getting hit with a large hospital bill after getting sick or injured, could really add to your worries! Get some Travel Insurance


For more info see: Why you NEED Travel Insurance?

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