11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  15 h
1
Homer
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
2
Seward
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Train:  7 h 15 min
4
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  12 h 15 min
5
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Orlando, Florida

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Homer Spit and then admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Homer planning app .

Orlando to Homer is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Orlando to Homer due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in May, with highs in Homer at 55°F and lows at 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seward route maker website .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May in Seward, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Helicopter Tours

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 18th (Mon): hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally stop by Cabin Fever.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage road trip site .

Getting from Seward to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): hike along Mount Margaret Summit and then look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, see Off-Road Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali.

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Do a combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve in 7.5 hours. In May in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

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Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali ©
Denali
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Make your Juneau itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denali National Park and Preserve to Juneau. May in Juneau sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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