22 days in Alaska Itinerary

22 days in Alaska Itinerary

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22 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Homer
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Seward
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Train:  7​h 15​min
4
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
5
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly + Ferry:  2​h
8
Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry + Fly:  6​h
End: Portland

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Keep things going the next day: get advice or help at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, kick back and relax at Homer Spit, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Homer trip builder website .

Portland to Homer is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Portland to Homer due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Portland in June; daily highs in Homer reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park

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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Exit Glacier will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Bear Glacier, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Seward vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Zoo. Get outdoors at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Beluga Point. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, witness a stunning natural landmark at Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. June in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

2
nights
Denali National Park and Preserve

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Husky Homestead and Mc Kinley Park Rd. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve in 7.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali ©
Denali
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd

2
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 23rd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Large Animal Research Station and then find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fairbanks online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. June in Fairbanks sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, look for gifts at Alaska Knifeworks, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau route maker app .

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Juneau takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Fairbanks in June, plan for slightly colder days in Juneau, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sitka trip planner .

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©

4
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Sitka to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Zipline

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