11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fairbanks
— 4 nights
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Homer
— 1 night
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
4
Juneau
— 1 night
5
Sitka
— 2 nights

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Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to HooDoo Brewing Company and University of Alaska Fairbanks. Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with University of Alaska Museum of the North, don't miss a visit to Antler Arch, see the interesting displays at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum, and walk around Golden Heart Plaza.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fairbanks trip itinerary builder website.

Des Moines to Fairbanks is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Des Moines to Fairbanks, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Des Moines in February, expect Fairbanks to be much colder, temps between 11°F and -9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
HooDoo Brewing Company ©
HooDoo Brewing Company
University of Alaska Museum of the North ©
University of Alaska Museum of the North

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Homer Spit, then do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

Plan my day in Homer using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Fairbanks to Homer by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Fairbanks in February: high temperatures in Homer hover around 36°F and lows are around 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Winery ©
Bear Creek Winery
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, take an unforgettable tour with Alpine Air Alaska, then hit the slopes at Alyeska Ski Area, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Roundhouse at Alyeska. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Star the Reindeer, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and then look for gifts at Cabin Fever.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Homer to Anchorage takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Homer in February, things will get little chillier in Anchorage: highs are around 28°F and lows about 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Alpine Air Alaska ©
Alpine Air Alaska
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

1
night
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Trickster Company, hike along Mount Roberts Trail, then look for gifts at Alaskan Fudge Company, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Juneau driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in February: high temperatures in Juneau hover around 36°F and lows are around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail
Alaskan Fudge Company ©
Alaskan Fudge Company
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company ©
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company

2
nights
Sitka

Sitka ©
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, 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. On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Sitka Lutheran Church.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sitka vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In February, Sitka is a bit warmer than Juneau - with highs of 42°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House

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