15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

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Anchorage
— 3 nights
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
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Palmer
— 2 nights
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Sitka
— 1 night
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Fairbanks
— 5 nights
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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.
Spend the 18th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo, hit the slopes at Alyeska Ski Area, hike along Friends of Eagle River Nature, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary builder.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Anchorage is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Anchorage is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City in January, expect Anchorage to be cooler, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Trails

Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 19th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then expand your horizons at Aurora Dora, then don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Talkeetna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Anchorage in January since evenings lows in Talkeetna dip to -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Palmer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping · Classes

Palmer

— 2 nights
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 20th (Thu), admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass, admire the majestic nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bodenburg Butte.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Palmer trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Talkeetna to Palmer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Talkeetna in January, Palmer is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Sitka.

Things to do in Palmer

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Sitka

— 1 night
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. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitka online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Palmer to Sitka by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Palmer in January: high temperatures in Sitka hover around 7°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Museums

Fairbanks

— 5 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum. Spend the 23rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden, sample the tasty concoctions at HooDoo Brewing Company, and make a trip to Antler Arch.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip itinerary site.

Getting from Sitka to Fairbanks by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sitka in January, with highs in Fairbanks at -17°C and lows at -27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.