25 days in Alaska Itinerary

25 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive 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
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
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Ketchikan

— 3 nights

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: cast your line with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan tour app.

Oslo, Norway to Ketchikan is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Oslo in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Ketchikan, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fortress of the Bear, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sitka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, get answers to all your questions at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Juneau sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sitka to Juneau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June in Juneau, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, and then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Homer trip planning tool.

Getting from Juneau to Homer by combination of flight and car takes about 8 hours. In June in Homer, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Seward

— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seward vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Seward, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 4 nights

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.
When in Anchorage, make a side trip to see Boat Tours & Water Sports in Whittier, approximately Whittier away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, meet the residents at Alaska Zoo, and examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Anchorage are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Savage River Loop Trail, and take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Fairbanks

— 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Fairbanks is known for museums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, examine the collection at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum, identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus House.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fairbanks travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In July in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.