47 days in Alaska Itinerary

47 days in Alaska Itinerary

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47 days in Alaska Itinerary

Milan
Fly + ferry:  19​h 30​min
Ketchikan
— 5 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Sitka
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Juneau
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Skagway
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
Anchorage
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Seward
— 6 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
Homer
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Fairbanks
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
Talkeetna
— 1 night
train + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Palmer
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Milan

5
days
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Tongass National Forest. There's much more to do: stroll through Deer Mountain Trail, look for gifts at Tongass Trading Company, get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center, and choose your vessel at Explore Alaska Charters, LLC.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan travel planning app .

Milan, Italy to Ketchikan is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Ketchikan is minus 10 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in April: high temperatures in Ketchikan hover around 11°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Shopping
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Caribou Creek Company ©
Caribou Creek Company

4
days
Sitka

Sitka ©
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly New Archangel while under Russian rule (; or, t ''''), is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Michael's Cathedral and Sitka Sound Science Center. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Trail, get engrossed in the history at Sitka Centennial Visitors Center, and sample the tasty concoctions at Baranof Island Brewing Company.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In April in Sitka, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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S.E. Alaska Outdoor Adventures ©
S.E. Alaska Outdoor Adventures
St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral
Sitka Sound Science Center ©
Sitka Sound Science Center

5
days
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Step off the beaten path and head to Perseverance National Recreation Trail and Mount Roberts Trail. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the world behind art at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau day trip planning website .

Getting from Sitka to Juneau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Caribou Crossings ©
Caribou Crossings

3
days
Skagway

Skagway ©
Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yakutania Point and Upper Dewey Lake. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier, stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown, steep yourself in history at Captain William Moore Cabin, and admire the majestic nature at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Skagway journey planner .

Getting from Juneau to Skagway by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Skagway are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Yakutania Point ©
Yakutania Point
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Upper Dewey Lake ©
Upper Dewey Lake

5
days
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alyeska Ski Area and Midnight Sun Brewing Co.. Change things up with a short trip to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel in Whittier (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, explore the striking landscape of Chugach National Forest, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage trip site .

Getting from Skagway to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, Chugach National Forest
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel ©
Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel

5
days
Seward

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seward Boat Harbor and Bear Glacier. Step out of Seward with an excursion to Fishing Charters & Tours in Cooper Landing--about 1h 05 min away. On the 12th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Marathon, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, step off the mainland to explore Fox Island, and take a leisurely stroll along Miller's Landing.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seward trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Seward are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Fox Island
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Seward Boat Harbor ©
Seward Boat Harbor
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
days
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Kachemak Bay State Park and Ptarmigan Arts. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Pratt Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Art Shop Gallery, shop like a local with Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Seward to Homer by combination of taxi and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Homer

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum
Homer Brewing Company ©
Homer Brewing Company

3
days
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Explore hidden gems such as Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and University of Alaska Fairbanks. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden, stop by Gulliver's Books, and hike along Angel Rocks Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks day trip planner .

You can fly from Homer to Fairbanks in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Homer in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fairbanks: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature
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3
days
Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dog Gone It and Wild about Denali. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Denali Highway. There's still lots to do: trek along Savage Alpine Trail and stroll through Savage River Loop Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Denali Highway

2
days
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Nagley's Store and then explore the activities along Byers Lake.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Talkeetna attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
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Byers Lake ©
Byers Lake
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Nagley's Store ©
Nagley's Store

3
days
Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Matanuska Glacier and Independence Mine State Historical Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Bodenburg Butte, relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the world behind art at Palmer Visitor Information Center.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Palmer trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Talkeetna to Palmer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Palmer are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palmer

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Alaska
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Bodenburg Butte ©
Bodenburg Butte
Helicopter Tours

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