22 days in Alaska Itinerary

22 days in Alaska Itinerary

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22 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Sioux Falls
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive + Train:  7​h 15​min
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
3
Homer
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
Seward
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2​h
7
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Sioux Falls

4
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, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Anchorage vacation planner .

Sioux Falls to Anchorage is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sioux Falls to Anchorage. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sioux Falls in July, with highs in Anchorage at 69°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

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

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.
On the 6th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, then shop like a local with Wild about Denali, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Alaskan War Veterans Memorial and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan trip to Denali National Park and Preserve with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 7.5 hours. July in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 8th (Wed), you're off toHomer.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Alaskan War Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali ©
Denali
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, then learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial, and then admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Homer tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Homer by combination of train and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve, expect a bit cooler 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 10th (Fri) early enough to 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

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Seward to Kenai Fjords National Park to see Exit Glacier about 32 minutes away. There's much more 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 in the awesome beauty at Mt. Marathon.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seward trip planner .

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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Juneau in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can 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
Zipline

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 18th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Island Artists Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Sitka Lutheran Church, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fortress of the Bear, and finally get curious at Sitka Sound Science Center.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitka online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Juneau to Sitka by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, then examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, then stop by Chinook and Company, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

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

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