19 days in Alaska Itinerary

19 days in Alaska Itinerary

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19 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+2
Train + Fly + Ferry:  17​h 45​min
1
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2​h
2
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Homer
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Train:  7​h 15​min
7
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h
8
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  16​h 15​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan route builder .

Brussels, Belgium to Ketchikan is an approximately 18-hour combination of train, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Zipline

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sitka online tour planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, look for gifts at Alaska Knifeworks, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Juneau driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, kick back and relax at Homer Spit, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Homer trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Juneau to Homer by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. When traveling from Juneau in May, plan for little chillier days in Homer, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Photography Tours
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

2
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seward trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. May in Seward sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

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

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: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, stop by Cabin Fever, and hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage online travel route planner .

Drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

1
night
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 27th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip maker app .

You can do a combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali ©
Denali

2
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks, get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and then examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fairbanks journey maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. May in Fairbanks sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

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