15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Fairbanks
— 4 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 2 nights
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Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Take a break from Fairbanks with a short trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 17th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, don't miss a visit to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point, gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fairbanks trip itinerary builder site.

Warsaw, Poland to Fairbanks is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Warsaw to Fairbanks. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in January; daily highs in Fairbanks reach -17°C and lows reach -27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 21st (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Homer trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Fairbanks to Homer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Fairbanks in January, things will get much hotter in Homer: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

4
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Anchorage

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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Double Shovel Cider Company, and identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage tour planner.

Traveling by car from Homer to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Homer in January, things will get little chillier in Anchorage: highs are around -3°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

1
night
Sitka

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. On the 27th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka road trip planner.

You can fly from Anchorage to Sitka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Anchorage in January, expect nights in Sitka to be warmer, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

2
nights
Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 28th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then center your mind and body at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Eaglecrest Ski Area, then fly down the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents, then make a trip to Trickster Company, and finally sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Juneau online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sitka in January: high temperatures in Juneau hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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.