22 days in Alaska Itinerary

22 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Bus to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Fly to Denali National Park and Preserve
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
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Train to Anchorage, Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Homer
3
Homer
— 1 night
Drive
4
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Juneau
— 3 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 4 nights
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Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at University of Alaska Museum of the North, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and then gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park and then tour the old-fashioned way with Gold Dredge 8.

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Kalamazoo to Fairbanks is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Fairbanks due to the time zone difference. In May, Fairbanks is slightly colder than Kalamazoo - with highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Gold Dredge 8 ©
Rail Tour
Gold Dredge 8
4.5

2
nights
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 4th (Tue), see Off-Road Tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Denali.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve day trip tool.

Getting from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Homer.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Husky Homestead ©
Must see
Husky Homestead
4.8
©
Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.5

1
night
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Homer sightseeing planning app.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Denali National Park and Preserve to Homer in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in May, expect nights in Homer to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Photography Tours
4.7
Homer Spit ©
Biking Trail
Homer Spit
4.5

2
nights
Seward

Alaska Starts Here

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seward itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

4
nights
Anchorage

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
Go for a jaunt from Anchorage to Whittier to see Phillips Cruises and Tours about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and look for gifts at Cabin Fever.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage road trip planning tool.

Getting from Seward to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 13th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum, then see the interesting displays at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Klondike Brewing Company, and finally squeeze the most out of the city with Beyond Skagway Tours - Private Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Skagway online vacation maker.

You can fly from Anchorage to Skagway in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Highlights from your trip
Must see
Zipline
5.0
Jewell Gardens ©
Garden
Jewell Gardens
4.5

3
nights
Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's still lots to do: get your bearings at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May in Juneau, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

1
night
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 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sitka vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May in Sitka, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Wildlife Area
Alaska Raptor Center
4.8
Russian Bishop's House ©
Architectural Building
Russian Bishop's House
4.6

4
nights
Ketchikan

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, identify plant and animal life at Misty Fjords National Monument, see the world from above with Ketchikan Helicopters, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ketchikan day trip website.

Getting from Sitka to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.7
Creek Street ©
Historic Walking Area
Creek Street
4.2
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Geologic Formation
Misty Fjords National Monument
4.4

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