22 days in Alaska Itinerary

22 days in Alaska Itinerary

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22 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  18​h
1
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Haines
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Talkeetna
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Valdez
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Anchorage
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kids will enjoy Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Roberts Trail and Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to St. Nicholas, and stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Juneau day trip site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Juneau is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get little chillier in Juneau: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery ©
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, and finally sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Haines day trip planning site .

Fly from Juneau to Haines in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Haines can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
American Bald Eagle Foundation ©
American Bald Eagle Foundation
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 18th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier, then don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, and then have some family-friendly fun at Alaska 360. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown, steep yourself in history at State Sreet and Broadway Street, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Skagway day trip website .

You can drive from Haines to Skagway in 1.5 hours. July in Skagway sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Skagway

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Alaska 360 ©
Alaska 360
Lower Reid Falls ©
Lower Reid Falls

2
nights
Seward

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Holgate Glacier and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seward trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Skagway to Seward takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Seward are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Pratt Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Bishop's Beach Park, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Homer using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Homer, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

1
night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aurora Dora, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna trip planner .

Getting from Homer to Talkeetna by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Homer in July, you will find days in Talkeetna are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

2
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier, then explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Valdez Glacier Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery and then get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Valdez day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Talkeetna to Valdez in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Talkeetna in July: highs in Valdez hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery ©
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Matanuska Glacier and Fishing Charters & Tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Native Heritage Center. Change things up with a short trip to Independence Mine State Historical Park in Palmer (about 1h 35 min away). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, look for gifts at Polar Bear Gifts, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Anchorage trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Valdez to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daytime highs in Anchorage are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alaska, Independence Mine State Historical Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Matanuska Glacier ©
Matanuska Glacier

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