24 days in Alaska Itinerary

24 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
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Train to Anchorage, Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 1 night
Fly
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to London

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Fairbanks — 2 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Fairbanks is known for museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, make a trip to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Large Animal Research Station, and find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks holiday tool.

London, UK to Fairbanks is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fairbanks are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping
Side Trip

Denali National Park and Preserve — 3 nights

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.
Denali National Park and Preserve is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, see Off-Road Tours, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Homer.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Homer — 2 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Homer road trip site.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Denali National Park and Preserve to Homer in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in July, you will find days in Homer are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.
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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.
Step out of Seward with an excursion to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the activities along Seward Boat Harbor, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

Plan my day in Seward using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Anchorage — 4 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.
Step out of Anchorage with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Whittier--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum, tour in style with a train tour, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Skagway.
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Side Trips

Skagway — 1 night

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Skagway online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Skagway takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Skagway, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Juneau.
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Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Juneau — 3 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, take a memorable ride with Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Juneau tour planning app.

Fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Sitka.
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Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

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 20th (Wed): stroll through Alaska Raptor Center, see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fortress of the Bear and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Sitka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.
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Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Ketchikan — 2 nights

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 22nd (Fri), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, then hike along Deer Mountain Trail, then examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ketchikan trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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.
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