16 days in Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Talkeetna
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Valdez
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Valdez
— 2 nights
Drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then learn something new at Aurora Dora, and then head outdoors with Hurricane Turn.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Talkeetna holiday tool.

London, UK to Talkeetna is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Talkeetna is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 2 nights
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali and then identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. June in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Wildlife · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Fairbanks

— 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 16th (Fri), cruise along Steese Hwy. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at HooDoo Brewing Company and then stroll through Angel Rocks Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Fairbanks can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks

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.
Get some historical perspective at Point Woronzof and Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Flattop Mountain Trail and Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Earthquake Park, stroll through Eklutna Village Historic Park, gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage holiday planner.

Fly from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Fairbanks in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Anchorage: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): walk around Bishop's Beach Park, then sample the tasty concoctions at Ring of Fire Meadery, then surround yourself with nature on AK Adventures, Inc. - Day Tours, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Art Shop Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Homer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Homer takes 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Seward

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the waterfront at Miller's Landing, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, and then explore the activities along Resurrection Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then browse the collection at Seward Community Library & Museum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seward trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Homer to Seward by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Seward, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Valdez

— 2 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. On the 25th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon and then take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Valdez trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Valdez in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Valdez are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Valdez

Nature · Parks · Museums

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.