21 days in Alaska Itinerary

21 days in Alaska Itinerary

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21 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Ferry:  13​h
1
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Juneau
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train + Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Homer
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
7
Seward
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  11​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 22nd (Mon), cast your line with a fishing tour, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then hike along Deer Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ketchikan itinerary planner.

New York City to Ketchikan is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Ketchikan to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Zipline
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Juneau trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Ketchikan to Juneau by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Juneau

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

1
night
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve ©
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©

2
nights
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.
Denali National Park and Preserve is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, nightlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Denali National Park and Preserve. In June in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali ©
Denali
River Rafting & Tubing

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: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo, and examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Anchorage fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of train and car from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage takes 7.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seward Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Homer Spit and then admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Homer day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Homer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Anchorage, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Homer, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Exit Glacier & Harding Ice Field Trail). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seward tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Seward are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kenai Fjords National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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