22 days in Alaska Itinerary

22 days in Alaska Itinerary

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22 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
5
Seward
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
6
Homer
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Palmer
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

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.
Get in touch with nature at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alyeska Ski Area and Byron Glacier Trail. Step out of Anchorage to go to Whittier and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram and trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip itinerary builder tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Anchorage is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Anchorage is minus 10 hours. In June, Anchorage is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Whittier
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Kayaking & Canoeing
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

3
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Worthington Glacier and Chugach National Forest. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Columbia Glacier and Keystone Canyon. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery and get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Valdez road trip site .

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 in Valdez, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Roberts Trail and Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, get a sense of history and politics at The State Capitol Building, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC.

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Traveling by flight from Valdez to Juneau takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

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

3
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Davidson Glacier and Lower Reid Falls. Get outdoors at Photography Tours and Zipline. Go for a jaunt from Skagway to Haines to see Chilkoot River about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown, and stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway trip builder tool .

You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Haines
Highlights from your plan
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Harding Ice Field Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Holgate Glacier. Go for a jaunt from Seward to Soldotna to see Kenai National Wildlife Refuge about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Bear Glacier, meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seward road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Skagway to Seward in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. July in Seward sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Harding Ice Field Trail
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge ©
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Bishop's Beach Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Pratt Museum. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, and explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Homer day trip planning website .

Getting from Seward to Homer by combination of taxi and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Homer sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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

2
nights
Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass, immerse yourself in nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, then relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Homer to Palmer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Palmer are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palmer

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hatcher Pass
Highlights from your plan
Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass
Horseback Riding Tours