20 days in Alaska Itinerary

20 days in Alaska Itinerary

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20 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Homer
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Seward
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Sitka
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h
6
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Homer Spit and then admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, get answers to all your questions at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Homer trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Homer is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Alaska Standard Time is minus 19 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in June since evenings lows in Homer dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) 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

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: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seward route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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, stop by Cabin Fever, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

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

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Juneau visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Anchorage, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Juneau, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sitka.

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

3
nights
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. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fortress of the Bear, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, and hike along Harbor Mountain Trail.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Sitka sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

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: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get answers to all your questions at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Misty Fjords National Monument, and see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

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

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