10 days in Anchorage, Palmer & Kenai Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Anchorage, Palmer & Kenai Peninsula Itinerary

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Anchorage
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Palmer
— 1 night
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Seward
— 2 nights
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Homer
— 3 nights
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Kenai
— 3 nights
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Anchorage
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): trek along Flattop Mountain Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary site.

Minneapolis to Anchorage is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Anchorage. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, things will get little chillier in Anchorage: highs are around 69°F and lows about 55°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Palmer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Palmer

— 1 night
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Palmer tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Palmer by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Palmer sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Palmer

Tours · Outdoors
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Seward

— 2 nights

Alaska Starts Here

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seward holiday site.

Getting from Palmer to Seward by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Palmer, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seward, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Homer

— 3 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Fill the 31st (Sat) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, kick back and relax at Homer Spit, and get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Homer trip builder website.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Homer are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kenai.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Kenai

— 3 nights
Kenai is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kenai day trip planner.

You can drive from Homer to Kenai in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kenai can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Kenai

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Anchorage

The City of Lights and Flowers

On the 4th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kenai to Anchorage takes 3.5 hours. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Wildlife
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