23 days in Alaska Itinerary

23 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fairbanks
— 4 nights
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Juneau
— 2 nights
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
4
Sitka
— 2 nights
5
Homer
— 2 nights
6
Seward
— 2 nights
7
Whittier
— 2 nights
8
Anchorage
— 4 nights

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4
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Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Step out of Fairbanks to go to Chena Hot Springs and see Chena Hot Springs Resort, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 22nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, make a trip to Santa Claus House, view the masterpieces at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks vacation maker site.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Fairbanks is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 12 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in October, with highs in Fairbanks at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
University of Alaska Museum of the North ©
University of Alaska Museum of the North

2
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Juneau

Juneau ©

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Fairbanks to Juneau in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Fairbanks in October, expect Juneau to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure ©
Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure

3
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Saxman Native Village, get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, and see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Saxman Native Village ©
Saxman Native Village
Fishing Charters & Tours
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center

2
nights
Sitka

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 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park and then get to know the resident critters at Fortress of the Bear.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sitka road trip app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Sitka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fortress of the Bear ©
Fortress of the Bear
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum

2
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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then view the masterpieces at Ptarmigan Arts, and finally appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Homer route builder tool.

You can fly from Sitka to Homer in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, Homer is a bit cooler than Sitka - with highs of 4°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center ©
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center

2
nights
Seward

Seward ©

Alaska Starts Here

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, then take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seward route planner.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November in Seward, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Whittier.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

2
nights
Whittier

Whittier ©
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Prince William Sound Museum and then tour the old-fashioned way with Phillips Cruises and Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Portage Pass Trail and then don't miss a visit to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Whittier vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Seward to Whittier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seward in November, expect slightly colder with lows of -5°C in Whittier. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Whittier

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prince William Sound Museum ©
Prince William Sound Museum

4
nights
Anchorage

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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum, get curious at Imaginarium Discovery Center, and see the interesting displays at Alaska Jewish Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage travel route planner.

Drive from Whittier to Anchorage in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Whittier in November, expect Anchorage to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

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