13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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13 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Homer
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Valdez
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Haines
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Omaha

1
night
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 19th (Wed), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, then explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bishop's Beach Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Homer itinerary builder app .

Omaha to Homer is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Omaha to Homer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Omaha in June, expect nights in Homer to be a bit cooler, around 48°F, while days are colder, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Photography Tours
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

2
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Get outdoors at Chugach National Forest and Worthington Glacier. Step off the beaten path and head to Keystone Canyon and Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier, identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, and take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Valdez trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Homer to Valdez takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery ©
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest

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 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Haines Brewing Company, then explore the activities along Chilkoot River, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kroschel Films. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, then see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Haines trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Valdez to Haines takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In June in Haines, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Davidson Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Photography Tours

4
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Zipline. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mendenhall Glacier and Mount Roberts Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, get interesting insight from Tours, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Juneau day trip tool .

Getting from Haines to Juneau by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In June in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Zipline

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