24 days in Alaska Itinerary

24 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska tour planner
Make it your trip
— 4 nights
— 5 nights
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
— 3 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 2 nights


Fairbanks — 4 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Change things up with a short trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with University of Alaska Museum of the North, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Large Animal Research Station.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fairbanks itinerary maker site.

Malaga, Spain to Fairbanks is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Malaga in February, with highs in Fairbanks at -13°C and lows at -26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Anchorage.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Anchorage — 5 nights

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.
Spend the 16th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, take some stellar pictures from Westchester Lagoon, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage planner.

Fly from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fairbanks in February, expect nights in Anchorage to be warmer, around -11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seward.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip

Seward — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Harding Ice Field Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seward online travel planner.

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in February; daily highs in Seward reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Homer.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Homer — 3 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 24th (Thu) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, get your bearings at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and get a dose of the wild on J Bear Tours.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Homer trip planner.

Getting from Seward to Homer by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. February in Homer sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Juneau — 3 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Alaska Powder Descents, fly down the slopes at Eaglecrest Ski Area, don't miss a visit to Shrine of St Therese, and explore the world behind art at Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Homer to Juneau takes 8 hours. In February, daytime highs in Juneau are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sitka.
Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Sitka — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Alaska Raptor Center, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sitka Lutheran Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitka road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Juneau in February, expect Sitka to be a bit warmer, temps between 6°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ketchikan.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Ketchikan — 2 nights

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, and finally stroll through Saxman Native Village. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, and then get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Ketchikan journey planning tool.

Getting from Sitka to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Alaska travel guide

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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.