16 days in Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

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Fly to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Drive to Talkeetna
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Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palmer
— 1 night
Fly
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Homer
— 2 nights
Fly to Haines, Ferry to Skagway
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Skagway
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Haines
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Madrid

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Talkeetna

— 2 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Talkeetna Historical Society Museum and The Dancing Leaf Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Byers Lake and Alaskan War Veterans Memorial. Step out of Talkeetna to go to Trapper Creek and see Denali State Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room, see Off-Road Tours, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Talkeetna online travel planner.

Madrid, Spain to Talkeetna is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Talkeetna is minus 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Madrid in June, with highs in Talkeetna at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Palmer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Palmer

— 1 night
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 18th (Fri), stroll through Pioneer Falls, identify plant and animal life at Knik Glacier Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bodenburg Butte, then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Palmer online trip planner.

Getting from Talkeetna to Palmer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Homer.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 19th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Norman Lowell Gallery, then stroll around Bishop's Beach Park, then view the masterpieces at Ptarmigan Arts, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Homer online road trip planner.

You can fly from Palmer to Homer in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Parks

Skagway

— 3 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Step off the beaten path and head to State Street and Broadway Street and Lower Reid Falls. Gold Rush Cemetery and Moore Cabin will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, take an in-depth tour of The Mascot Saloon, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, and make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Skagway trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Homer to Skagway in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Haines

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and then see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, and then see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Haines online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. In June in Haines, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sitka.

Things to do in Haines

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Sitka

— 2 nights
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, then step into the grandiose world of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then get curious at Sitka Sound Science Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sitka vacation planner.

You can fly from Haines to Sitka in 5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at The Rain Barrel, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, then trek along Deer Mountain Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rotary Beach, then take a tour by water with Snorkel Alaska, and then trek along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan holiday planner.

Getting from Sitka to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.