26 days in Alaska Itinerary

26 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska travel route planner
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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
— 1 night
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 4 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to C Street & 7Th Avenue Ssw, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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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

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, walk around Saxman Native Village, get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan online day trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Ketchikan is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. In July, Ketchikan is colder than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sitka.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Sitka — 1 night

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 25th (Mon): stroll through Alaska Raptor Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sitka vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Juneau — 4 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: get answers to all your questions at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, get great views at Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Anchorage.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Anchorage is known for parks, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage road trip planning tool.

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Juneau in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Anchorage, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seward.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails
Side Trip

Seward — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seward side-trips: Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, and take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seward planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car 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 7th (Sun) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Homer travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Homer sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Denali, and trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve day trip site.

Getting from Homer to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Fairbanks.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Fairbanks — 3 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 13th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North and then find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Santa Claus House, examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden, and finally deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Fairbanks sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks
Side Trip

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.