12 days in Alaska & Blue Diamond Itinerary

12 days in Alaska & Blue Diamond Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 1 night
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 day
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly to McCarran International Airport, Drive to Blue Diamond
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Blue Diamond
— 2 nights
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Drive to McCarran International Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Cleveland

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Anchorage

— 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alaska Native Heritage Center and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, stop by Polar Bear Gifts, and take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage online trip itinerary planner.

Cleveland to Anchorage is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in August, expect Anchorage to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Homer

— 1 night
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): kick back and relax at Anchor River State Recreation Area, then get your bearings at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Homer road trip planning app.

Getting from Anchorage to Homer by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August in Homer, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Homer

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sitka

— 1 day
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. state of Alaska. On the 9th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sitka attractions website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Sitka in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Sitka, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Juneau are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Blue Diamond.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Blue Diamond

— 2 nights
Blue Diamond is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum and then see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Blue Diamond trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Juneau to Blue Diamond. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, Blue Diamond is much hotter than Juneau - with highs of 102°F and lows of 80°F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Blue Diamond

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

4.6
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.