24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Homer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kenai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cooper Landing
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Seward
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
7
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
8
Fairbanks
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Homer is known for museums, trails, wildlife, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Homer holiday maker .

Los Angeles to Homer is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Homer reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kenai.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

1
night
Kenai

Kenai is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Soldotna Historical Society, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kenai River Brewing Company, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kenai trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Homer to Kenai takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cooper Landing.

Things to do in Kenai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Soldotna
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kenai River Brewing Company ©
Kenai River Brewing Company
Soldotna Historical Society ©
Soldotna Historical Society

1
night
Cooper Landing

Cooper Landing is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States, about 100mi south of Anchorage, at the confluence of Kenai Lake and Kenai River. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cooper Landing trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Kenai to Cooper Landing in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cooper Landing can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Cooper Landing

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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 out of town with these interesting Seward side-trips: Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seward vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Cooper Landing to Seward takes an hour. In June in Seward, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kenai Fjords National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip planner.

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. June in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Nagley's Store, take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally stop by Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Talkeetna Lakes Park, then head outdoors with Hurricane Turn, and then appreciate the history behind Alaskan War Veterans Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Talkeetna day trip website .

Drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Talkeetna Lakes Park ©
Talkeetna Lakes Park
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©
Nagley's Store ©
Nagley's Store

3
nights
Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve ©
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, adventure, nightlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip tool .

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Denali ©
Denali
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
When in Fairbanks, make a side trip to see Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs, approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, stop by Santa Claus House, examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Claus House, Chena Hot Springs Resort
Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

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