16 days in Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
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Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau, Ferry to Haines
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Haines
— 1 night
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to London Heathrow

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Anchorage

— 2 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Oscar Anderson House Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Flattop Mountain Trail and Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: tour in style with a train tour and deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

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London, UK to Anchorage is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Homer Spit and then hit the best photo ops around with AK Adventures, Inc. - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Homer online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Anchorage to Homer in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Seward

— 3 nights

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.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier and then contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seward trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Seward are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Seward

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Haines

— 1 night

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

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 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, and then get all the information you need at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Hammer Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Seward to Haines takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Haines, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, then steep yourself in history at Alaskan Pipeline, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, trek along Mount Roberts Trail, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Juneau online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Haines to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Step off the beaten path and head to Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc. and The Soho Coho. Totem Bight State Historical Park and Creek Street will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Sockeye Sams, look for all kinds of wild species at Misty Fjords National Monument, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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.