24 days in Alaska Itinerary

24 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gustavus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valdez
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kenai
— 1 night
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Bus to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Fly to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train to Anchorage, Fly to London Heathrow

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Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Roberts Trail and Perseverance National Recreation Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery and Glacier Salt Cave & Spa. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alaskan Pipeline, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, make a trip to Shrine of St Therese, and admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau vacation planner.

London, UK to Juneau is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Juneau are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Haines

— 2 nights

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get all the information you need at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center and then stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Haines tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Juneau to Haines in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. June in Haines sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gustavus.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Gustavus

— 2 nights
Gustavus is a second-class city in Hoonah-Angoon Census Area in the U.S. To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gustavus trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Haines to Gustavus. In June in Gustavus, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Gustavus

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Valdez

— 2 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier and then explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier and then take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Valdez trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gustavus to Valdez. June in Valdez sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Museums

Seward

— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Resurrection Bay and Exit Glacier. Step off the beaten path and head to Seward Community Library & Museum and Seward Boat Harbor. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Seward trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Valdez to Seward in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kenai.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Kenai

— 1 night
Kenai is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 6th (Thu), explore the activities along Kenai River, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church, and then look for gifts at Peninsula Processing and Smokehouse.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kenai trip planner.

Drive from Seward to Kenai in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kenai can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Kenai

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, then get a dose of the wild on AK Adventures, Inc. - Day Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Art Shop Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Homer trip maker site.

You can drive from Kenai to Homer in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Homer are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Point Woronzof and Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Earthquake Park and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Flattop Mountain Trail, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum, and deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip planner.

Traveling by car from Homer to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Fairbanks

— 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Steese Hwy.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fairbanks day trip planner.

Fly from Anchorage to Fairbanks in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Sled Dog Demonstration, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, and finally view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve visit planning website.

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. July in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Scenic Drive

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.