22 days in Alaska Itinerary

22 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska itinerary planner

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Sitka
— 1 night
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Haines
— 3 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
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Fairbanks
— 5 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 5 nights
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Sitka

— 1 night
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. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park and then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, then see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Sitka is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Newark to Sitka due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Newark in February since evenings lows in Sitka dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Haines.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Haines

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Davidson Glacier and Chilkat State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve and Photography Tours. Step out of Haines to go to Skagway and see Skagway Museum and Archives, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Haines sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Haines takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sitka in February: high temperatures in Haines hover around 34°F and lows are around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Eagle Beach and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail and then hike along Mount Roberts Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Haines to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Anchorage

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Alyeska Ski Area. Get outdoors at Friends of Eagle River Nature and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Change things up with a short trip to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel in Whittier (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, explore the activities along Cook Inlet, and admire all the interesting features of Seward Hwy.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Juneau in February: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 28°F and lows are around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Fairbanks

— 5 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Steese Hwy. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, look for gifts at Santa Claus House, and stroll through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Fairbanks trip planner.

Fly from Anchorage to Fairbanks in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Anchorage, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Fairbanks, ranging from highs of 11°F to lows of -9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Homer

— 5 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Escape the urban bustle at J Bear Tours and Homer Spit. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery, sample the tasty concoctions at Homer Brewing Company, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, and explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Homer online journey maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Fairbanks to Homer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Fairbanks in February; daily highs in Homer reach 36°F and lows reach 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Homer

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

4.5
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.