19 days in Alaska Itinerary

19 days in Alaska Itinerary

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19 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Fairbanks
1
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Seward
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Homer
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h
6
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Fairbanks

2
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Go for a jaunt from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs to see Chena Hot Springs Resort about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fairbanks trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Fairbanks. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in March, and nighttime lows around -3°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Claus House, Chena Hot Springs Resort
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©

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 all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and look for gifts at Cabin Fever.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Fairbanks in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Anchorage, with highs around 34°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Museums Outdoors
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.
Seward is known for wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, and explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seward trip planner .

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anchorage in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seward, with lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit, get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Homer trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in March, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Homer

Museums Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Bunnell Street Arts Center ©
Bunnell Street Arts Center

2
nights
Sitka

Sitka ©
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. On the 13th (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and then immerse yourself in nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Trail, and finally hike along Harbor Mountain Trail.

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

Getting from Homer to Sitka by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Homer in March since evenings lows in Sitka dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor 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, immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

To plan Ketchikan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In March in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

4
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, get interesting insight from Tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Juneau trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Ketchikan in March, expect Juneau to be little chillier, temps between 39°F and 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay ©
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay

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