16 days in Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Alaska Itinerary

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16 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Seward
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
5
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

3
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 is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, look for gifts at Cabin Fever, stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Beluga Point.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage journey tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Anchorage is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. Traveling from Amsterdam to Anchorage, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone 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 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Seward with a short trip to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Seward trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seward: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park and then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then kick back and relax at Homer Spit, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Homer road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Homer sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Juneau trip planner .

Getting from Homer to Juneau by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. July in Juneau sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, stroll around Saxman Native Village, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, and take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ketchikan travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Zipline

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