22 days in Alaska Itinerary

22 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Talkeetna
— 3 nights
2
Valdez
— 2 nights
3
Anchorage
— 2 nights
4
Homer
— 3 nights
5
Haines
— 2 nights
6
Skagway
— 2 nights
7
Juneau
— 2 nights
8
Sitka
— 2 nights
9
Ketchikan
— 3 nights

3
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Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Independence Mine State Historical Park and Hatcher Pass. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Off-Road Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Talkeetna: Denali State Park (in Trapper Creek) and Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod (in Willow). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Byers Lake, learn something new at Aurora Dora, take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and don't miss a visit to Cubby's Marketplace.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Talkeetna trip itinerary maker site.

Boston to Talkeetna is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Boston to Talkeetna. Traveling from Boston in July, expect Talkeetna to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Denali State Park, Independence Mine State Historical Park, Hatcher Pass, Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod
Highlights from your plan
Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass
Denali State Park ©
Denali State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery and then hit the best photo ops around with Lu Lu Belle Glacier Wildlife Cruises. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier, then take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon, then take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, and finally examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Valdez sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Talkeetna to Valdez takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Talkeetna in August, you will find days in Valdez are little chillier (60°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery ©
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon
Lu Lu Belle Glacier Wildlife Cruises ©
Lu Lu Belle Glacier Wildlife Cruises

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram, take in nature's colorful creations at Alaska Botanical Garden, delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Eklutna, and finally take some stellar pictures from Beluga Point. Here are some ideas for day two: see Girdwood Mushing Company, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area, then stroll through Byron Glacier Trail, and finally get a new perspective on things with Portage Glacier Cruises.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Anchorage trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Valdez to Anchorage in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Valdez in August, expect nights in Anchorage to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Botanical Garden ©
Alaska Botanical Garden
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Girdwood Mushing Company ©
Girdwood Mushing Company

3
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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alaska Ultimate Safaris and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Brooks Alaskan Adventures - Private Day Charters. The adventure continues: walk around Bishop's Beach Park, take in the exciting artwork at Art Shop Gallery, appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial, and do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Homer road trip planning website.

Do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in Homer, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Ultimate Safaris ©
Alaska Ultimate Safaris
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
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Haines

Haines ©
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 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, then examine the collection at Hammer Museum, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Haines trip planner.

You can fly from Homer to Haines in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Haines can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 13th (Thu), trek along Upper Dewey Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, then make a trip to Lower Reid Falls, then take an unforgettable tour with TEMSCO Helicopters - Skagway, and finally stroll through Yakutania Point. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, let the river carry you with Skagway Float Tours, take an in-depth tour of Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum, then trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, then steep yourself in history at State Street and Broadway Street, and finally view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagway online travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Upper Dewey Lake ©
Upper Dewey Lake
Skagway Float Tours ©
Skagway Float Tours
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 15th (Sat), head outdoors with Best Damn Charters, sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, don't miss a visit to Trickster Company, then look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, then trek along Mount Roberts Trail, and finally trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Eagle Beach, then get some thrills on the water with Alaska Luxury Tours, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Make your Juneau itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Juneau, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Best Damn Charters ©
Best Damn Charters
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alaska Luxury Tours ©
Alaska Luxury Tours

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, then explore the historical opulence of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral. On your second day here, cast your line with a fishing tour, then get engrossed in the history at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, then see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally get curious at Sitka Sound Science Center.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sitka trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Juneau to Sitka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Snorkel Alaska, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, then see the world from above with Ketchikan Helicopters, and finally stroll around Potlatch Totem Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at The Rain Barrel, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then hike along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, then take a peaceful walk through Tongass National Forest, and finally hike along Deer Mountain Trail.

Before you visit Ketchikan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Sitka to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Snorkel Alaska ©
Snorkel Alaska
Ketchikan Helicopters ©
Ketchikan Helicopters
Tongass National Forest ©
Tongass National Forest

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