16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 1 night
Drive
3
Copper Center
— 1 night
Drive
4
McCarthy
— 1 night
Drive
5
Valdez
— 1 night
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Drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Fly to Missoula International Airport, Drive to Butte
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Butte
— 1 night
+2
Drive to Missoula International Airport, Fly to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Drive to Whittier
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Whittier
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
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Bus to Soldotna Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce, Taxi to Kenai, Fly to Dallas/Ft.Worth

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Anchorage

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary and then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, then steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary builder.

Dallas to Anchorage is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dallas to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. In June, Anchorage is colder than Dallas - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Fairbanks

— 1 night

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks online trip builder.

You can fly from Anchorage to Fairbanks in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copper Center.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Copper Center

— 1 night
Copper Center is a census-designated place on the Copper River in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. On the 29th (Tue), head outdoors with River Wrangellers.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Copper Center trip maker app.

Drive from Fairbanks to Copper Center in 5 hours. Traveling from Fairbanks in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Copper Center, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to McCarthy.

Things to do in Copper Center

Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

McCarthy

— 1 night
McCarthy is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Wild Alpine - Day Tours.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the McCarthy trip site.

You can drive from Copper Center to McCarthy in 3.5 hours. In June in McCarthy, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in McCarthy

Parks · Nature

Valdez

— 1 night
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 1st (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Valdez journey planner.

Traveling by car from McCarthy to Valdez takes 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Valdez can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Butte.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Butte

— 1 night
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives and then take in nature's colorful creations at Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Butte online sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Valdez to Butte. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Valdez in July, expect nights in Butte to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Whittier.

Things to do in Butte

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks

Whittier

— 1 night
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. On the 4th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Prince William Sound Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Portage Pass Trail.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Whittier tour itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Butte to Whittier. The time zone difference when traveling from Butte to Whittier is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Butte in July, plan for little chillier days in Whittier, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Seward.

Things to do in Whittier

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier and then contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay. On the next day, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Seward trip planner.

Drive from Whittier to Seward in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Homer

— 3 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Homer trip builder website.

Drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Homer sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.