12 days in Alaska Itinerary

12 days in Alaska Itinerary

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12 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  22​h
1
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Skagway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Haines
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Fairbanks
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Auckland

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog and Alaska Governor’s Mansion. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mendenhall Glacier. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Tripp's Mt. Juneau Trading Post, make a trip to St. Nicholas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and trek along Mount Roberts Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau journey planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Juneau is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Juneau, you'll gain 21 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Auckland in November; daily highs in Juneau reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tripp's Mt. Juneau Trading Post ©
Tripp's Mt. Juneau Trading Post
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 14th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, then make a trip to Gold Rush Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at State Sreet and Broadway Street, and finally view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, then don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, then steep yourself in history at Moore Cabin, and finally look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagway trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In November, daytime highs in Skagway are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Moore Cabin ©
Moore Cabin

1
night
Haines

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Hammer Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Haines trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Skagway to Haines by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Haines can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum

1
night
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the pleasant sights at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, and then see the interesting displays at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum. Keep things going the next day: trek along Angel Rocks Trail and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Haines to Fairbanks takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Haines in November; daily highs in Fairbanks reach -12°C and lows reach -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, then steep yourself in history at Indian Valley Mine & Gifts, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area. Keep things going the next day: trek along Byron Glacier Trail and then buy something for everyone on your list at Anchorage Market.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Anchorage trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Fairbanks in November, expect Anchorage to be a bit warmer, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts ©
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail
Anchorage Market ©
Anchorage Market

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