11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
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Whittier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Soldotna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Anchorage

— 1 night

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 23rd (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Seward Hwy and then let the kids burn off some steam at Lake Spenard. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Alaska Veterans Memorial and then steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage online trip itinerary maker.

Boston to Anchorage is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Boston to Anchorage, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boston in June, with highs in Anchorage at 66°F and lows at 51°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Whittier.

Things to do in Anchorage

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

Whittier

— 2 nights
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. On the 25th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then hike along Portage Pass Trail. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Horsetail Falls Trail and then examine the collection at Prince William Sound Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Whittier day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Whittier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in June, expect Whittier to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Soldotna.

Things to do in Whittier

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Soldotna

— 2 nights
Soldotna is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, in the U.S. State of Alaska. On the 27th (Mon), stop by Peninsula Processing and Smokehouse.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Soldotna trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Whittier to Soldotna takes 2.5 hours. June in Soldotna sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Homer.

Things to do in Soldotna

Shopping

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bishop's Beach Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step out of the city life by going to J Bear Tours and Inlet Charters Across Alaska Adventures. There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial and hike along Diamond Creek Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Homer trip planner.

Drive from Soldotna to Homer in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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 1st (Fri): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seward visit planner.

You can drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Seward are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Anchorage

— 1 night

The City of Lights and Flowers

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Alaska Veterans Memorial, then get curious at Imaginarium Discovery Center, and then stroll the grounds of Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Alaska travel guide

4.5
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.