22 days in Alaska Itinerary

22 days in Alaska Itinerary

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22 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4​h 45​min
5
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Seward
— 3 nights
Taxi + Bus:  3​h 45​min
7
Homer
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Portland

4
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Roberts Trail and Amalga Distillery. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Juneau trip itinerary planner.

Portland to Juneau is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Portland in June, expect Juneau to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, and then explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then get a taste of the local shopping with BearHead Photography Gallery, and then stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Skagway day trip app .

You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Zipline

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Independence Mine State Historical Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Friends of Eagle River Nature and Hatcher Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anchorage: Whittier (Fishing Charters & Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Virgin Creek Falls Trail, get great views at Beluga Point, and take an in-depth tour of The Roundhouse at Alyeska.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Skagway to Anchorage in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Whittier, Independence Mine State Historical Park, Hatcher Pass
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Friends of Eagle River Nature ©
Friends of Eagle River Nature
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

3
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Get outdoors at Worthington Glacier and The Solomon Gulch Hatchery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Columbia Glacier and Keystone Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest.

Start your trip to Valdez by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Valdez takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Valdez can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery ©
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 25th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Aurora Dora, then see Off-Road Tours, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then get outside with Hurricane Turn, and then stop by Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Valdez to Talkeetna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. June in Talkeetna sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Tours Museums
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3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Mt. Marathon. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with a short trip to Russian River Falls in Cooper Landing (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seward journey planner .

Traveling by car from Talkeetna to Seward takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Talkeetna in June, expect nights in Seward to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are slightly colder, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Russian River Falls
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge ©
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Relax by the water at Bishop's Beach Park and Homer Spit. Get outdoors at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Kayaking & Canoeing. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, and appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Homer driving holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park

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