15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
Drive
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Palmer
— 1 night
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Fly
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Valdez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly

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Seward

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 12th (Mon): get advice or help at Seward Community Library & Museum and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seward online sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Seward is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from London to Seward. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Seward reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Palmer.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums

Palmer

— 1 night
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm, and then stroll through Bodenburg Butte.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Palmer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Palmer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Palmer can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks

Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum and then pick up some new knowledge with Aurora Dora.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Talkeetna trip planner.

You can drive from Palmer to Talkeetna in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Talkeetna can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Museums · Shopping · Classes

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): cruise along Mc Kinley Park Rd. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Wild about Denali and then identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve online trip builder.

Getting from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve by train takes about 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Fairbanks

— 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): cruise along Steese Hwy.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fairbanks day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. June in Fairbanks sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): tour in harmony with nature at AK Adventures, Inc. - Day Tours, stroll around Bishop's Beach Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ring of Fire Meadery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Shop Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Fairbanks to Homer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Fairbanks, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Homer, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Valdez

— 2 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. On the 21st (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon and then take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Valdez planning site.

Getting from Homer to Valdez by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. June in Valdez sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Nature · Parks · Museums

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.
Point Woronzof and Eklutna Village Historic Park will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Chugach National Forest and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The adventure continues: stroll through Flattop Mountain Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Anchorage trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Valdez to Anchorage takes 5.5 hours. June in Anchorage sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

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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.