15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Shuttle + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Skagway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Haines
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
4
Homer
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Seward
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
7
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
End: Anchorage

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Perseverance National Recreation Trail and Mount Roberts Trail. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Best Damn Charters. There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Steep Creek, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau online journey planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Juneau is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Juneau, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: high temperatures in Juneau hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail
Best Damn Charters ©
Best Damn Charters

1
night
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): hike along Yakutania Point, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then hike along Upper Dewey Lake.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Skagway visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Skagway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Skagway are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Zipline
Upper Dewey Lake ©
Upper Dewey Lake
Yakutania Point ©
Yakutania Point

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour and then get engrossed in the history at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Haines travel route planning website .

You can drive from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Haines

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Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center ©

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 22nd (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Dean Family Farm and Art Studios, view the masterpieces at Ptarmigan Arts, and then identify plant and animal life at Anchor River State Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Homer trip planning website .

You can fly from Haines to Homer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Anchor River State Recreation Area
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Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours
Anchor River State Recreation Area ©

1
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Seward

Seward ©
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 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Bear Glacier and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Marathon.

You can plan Seward trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Seward are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Nature Parks
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Bear Glacier ©
Bear Glacier

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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.
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Alaska Botanical Garden and Willawaw Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Indian Valley Mine & Gifts, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, and hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Anchorage itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. In July in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts ©
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts
Turnagain Arm ©
Turnagain Arm

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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve ©
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bartlett Cove.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Anchorage to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Traveling from Anchorage in July, expect nights in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©

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