When you travel for holidays or on business, what are a few of the things you check? You check your luggage, the bank accounts, and even more importantly the weather. Is it going to rain or snow, will you need special shoes or jackets? All these different things are important to consider, especially if you have important meetings. Well, when you go to Alaska, the same concept applies including how much daylight are you going to have? Luckily out of all places, the sun pattern is pretty predictable and finding the information is even easier, that way you can plan what months to go. Hopefully this article will make you search even easier.
In the case of how much daylight are you going to have during your trip to Alaska, you will have several months to choose from where the majority of the day the sun is out and shining. Although it also depends on where in the state you are going to be staying, and of course how much daylight you are going to be comfortable with. After all, some do find it more difficult to sleep with the sun out which would mean the fewer daylight hours the better for them.
The best months to visit Alaska are May to September. Now what are some examples for the average sunlight in specific areas? In far north of Alaska during June there are 24 hours of daylight! In the Denali National Park during September there will only be 13 hours of daylight, which would be good for the light sleeper. Due to the placement of Alaska and the separate shift between night and day the weather can shift frequently. In fact, Alaska doesn’t even have a ‘rainy season,’ the wettest part of the state is in the southeast during a typical year. This would include Juneau where the sun is out less during the day.
This begs the next question, what do you pack during your travels to be prepared for your Alaskan adventure? Since the weather does have a history of shifting unpredictably no matter the season or the area you have chose for vacation, it is best to bring lots of clothes. Not necessarily lots of outfits in case you get wet, but we’re talking about clothes you can layer, keeping you warm no matter what happens. Luckily the state is not a fancy one and casual clothes are very acceptable. Of course you also want to make sure to bring some comfortable shoes even if you weren’t planning to exercise. You may just end up doing a lot of activities that you didn’t know you were even capable of!
Now as you continue to plan your trip you can keep track on the weather daily through different Alaska based websites. Then as it gets closer you will know how many layers you want to take and just what type of other shoes other than your comfortable set of course. You might even change your itinerary once you look further into what weather and sun patterns are expected that time of year.