15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  12​h
1
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Talkeetna
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Palmer
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Valdez
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Huntsville

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 16th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park and then examine the collection at Pratt Museum. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bishop's Beach Park, then take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally walk around Coal Point Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Homer online trip maker .

Huntsville to Homer is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Homer is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Huntsville in August: highs in Homer hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

1
night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora.

Plan my day in Talkeetna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Homer to Talkeetna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Palmer.

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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

2
nights
Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. On the 19th (Wed), experience rural life at Musk Ox Farm, admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass, and then go deep underground at Independence Mine State Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, then stroll through Bodenburg Butte, then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Pioneer Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Palmer trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Palmer in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Palmer can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Palmer

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Side Trip

Hatcher Pass
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Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass
Bodenburg Butte ©
Bodenburg Butte
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier and then explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon and then identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Valdez trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palmer to Valdez in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Palmer in August, expect nights in Valdez to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

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Columbia Glacier ©
Columbia Glacier
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery ©
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon

2
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Star the Reindeer, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of Eagle River Nature, and then don't miss a visit to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Byron Glacier Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Anchorage day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Valdez to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Valdez in August, expect nights in Anchorage to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Friends of Eagle River Nature ©
Friends of Eagle River Nature
Star the Reindeer ©
Star the Reindeer

2
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Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 25th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, then get a taste of the local shopping with BearHead Photography Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River. On your second day here, look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown, make a trip to Lower Reid Falls, then get your game on at Alaska 360, and finally hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Skagway trip builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Skagway in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chilkoot River
Highlights from your plan
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier, kick back and relax at Eagle Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, then stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Juneau trip planner .

You can fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In August in Juneau, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Mendenhall Glacier ©
Mendenhall Glacier
Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC ©
Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC

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