17 days in Alaska Itinerary

17 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cordova
— 1 day
Drive
4
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
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Anchorage

— 6 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.
You've added Chugach Outdoor Center, Alpine Air Alaska, Flattop Mountain Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, stroll through Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, and take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Anchorage trip itinerary builder.

Philadelphia to Anchorage is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, things will get a bit cooler in Anchorage: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. You'll set off for Skagway on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Skagway

— 2 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, then view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Skagway travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Skagway by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Skagway are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cordova.

Things to do in Skagway

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Cordova

— 1 day
Cordova, is a small town located near the mouth of the Copper River in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States, at the head of Orca Inlet on the east side of Prince William Sound. Prince William Sound has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Cordova History Museum and then explore the activities along Prince William Sound.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordova online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Skagway to Cordova with the Route module. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cordova when traveling from Skagway in June, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Cordova

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side 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.
Dolphin & Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and then explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seward journey tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cordova to Seward. In June in Seward, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Alaska Ultimate Safaris has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, then take an unforgettable tour with Alaska Ultimate Safaris, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, then appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Talkeetna

— 2 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Denali Zipline Tours as well as Talkeetna Air Taxi. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): head outdoors with Denali Zipline Tours, see Off-Road Tours, take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, then take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora, and finally catch a ride with Talkeetna Air Taxi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Cubby's Marketplace, look for gifts at Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Talkeetna trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Homer to Talkeetna in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Homer in June, you will find days in Talkeetna are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Alaska travel guide

4.5
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.