14 days in Alaska Itinerary

14 days in Alaska Itinerary

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14 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Palmer
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Louisville

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Alaska Botanical Garden and Turnagain Arm. Step off the beaten path and head to Midnight Sun Brewing Co. and Crow Pass National Historic Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Willawaw Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Virgin Creek Falls Trail, and go for a walk through Campbell Creek Greenbelt.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage road trip app .

Louisville to Anchorage is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Louisville in June: highs in Anchorage hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Turnagain Arm ©
Turnagain Arm
Alaska Botanical Garden ©
Alaska Botanical Garden
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. ©
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Talkeetna Riverfront Park, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then sample the tasty concoctions at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room, and finally stroll around Talkeetna Lakes Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Talkeetna trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Anchorage to Talkeetna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Denali State Park, Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod
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Denali State Park ©
Denali State Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Talkeetna Riverfront Park ©
Talkeetna Riverfront Park

2
nights
Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Government Peak Recreation Area, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bearpaw River Brewing Company, and then hike along Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Pioneer Falls.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Palmer day trip planning tool .

Getting from Talkeetna to Palmer by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Palmer can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Palmer

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Wasilla
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Bearpaw River Brewing Company ©
Bearpaw River Brewing Company

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Anchor River State Recreation Area, get outside with Brooks Alaskan Adventures - Private Day Charters, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ptarmigan Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Dean Family Farm and Art Studios and then sample the tasty concoctions at Homer Brewing Company.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Homer trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palmer to Homer in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June in Homer, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Anchor River State Recreation Area
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Anchor River State Recreation Area ©
Anchor River State Recreation Area
Homer Brewing Company ©
Homer Brewing Company

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Explore hidden gems such as Perseverance National Recreation Trail and Herbert Glacier. Visiting Northern Passages and Glacier Bay and Steep Creek will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: hike along Gold Creek Flume Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Barnaby Brewing Company, stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, and appreciate the history behind Empty Chair Memorial.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau trip planner.

You can fly from Homer to Juneau in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and 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 (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Herbert Glacier ©
Herbert Glacier
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay ©
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay
Steep Creek ©
Steep Creek

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