16 days in Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Alaska Itinerary

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16 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Valdez
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Palmer
— 1 night
Train:  5​h
6
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
7
Talkeetna
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Brussels

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.
Get in touch with nature at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Byron Glacier Trail and Alyeska Ski Area. Step out of Anchorage with an excursion to Fishing Charters & Tours in Whittier--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Beluga Point, go deep underground at Crow Creek Mine, and explore the activities along Cook Inlet.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage day trip site .

Brussels, Belgium to Anchorage is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brussels to Anchorage. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Whittier
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Kayaking & Canoeing
Crow Creek Mine ©
Crow Creek Mine

2
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Columbia Glacier, then delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, and then take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon and then explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Valdez trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Valdez in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Valdez are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
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Columbia Glacier ©
Columbia Glacier
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tracy Arm Fjord. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Alaska Knifeworks. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and trek along Mount Roberts Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Valdez to Juneau in 6.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bishop's Beach Park, get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Homer Spit and then admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Homer trip planner .

You can fly from Juneau to Homer in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

1
night
Palmer

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm, and then stroll through Independence Mine State Historical Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Palmer tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Homer to Palmer in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, daily temperatures in Palmer can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Palmer

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Reindeer Farm ©
Reindeer Farm

2
nights
Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve ©
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.
On the 18th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): trek along Horseshoe Lake Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Savage River Loop Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve trip planner .

You can take a train from Palmer to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Horseshoe Lake Trail ©
Horseshoe Lake Trail

1
night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 20th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Talkeetna trip planning website .

You can take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

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