10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska travel route planner

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Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 1 night
Fly
3
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Detroit

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stop by Caribou Crossings.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Juneau day trip app.

Detroit to Juneau is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Detroit in May, expect Juneau to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

1
night
Haines

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and then sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkat River.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Haines trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Haines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Haines are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

3
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Anchorage

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
On the 28th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, and then stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage vacation builder tool.

Fly from Haines to Anchorage in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. May in Anchorage sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

2
nights
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Bishop's Beach Park. Get outdoors at Homer Spit and Photography Tours. Take a break from Homer with a short trip to Transfiguration of Our Lord Church in Ninilchik, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Pratt Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and sample the tasty concoctions at Homer Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Homer takes 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Homer are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.