26 days in Alaska Itinerary

26 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Homer
— 3 nights
2
Talkeetna
— 3 nights
3
Valdez
— 3 nights
4
Skagway
— 3 nights
5
Haines
— 3 nights
6
Sitka
— 3 nights
7
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
8
Juneau
— 3 nights

3
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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pratt Museum and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Kachemak Bay State Park. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll around Bishop's Beach Park, and pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Homer trip itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Homer is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Homer hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

3
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Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Appreciate the collections at Aurora Dora and The Dancing Leaf Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Independence Mine State Historical Park and Talkeetna Historical Society Museum. Take a break from Talkeetna with a short trip to Denali State Park in Trapper Creek, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Hurricane Turn, appreciate the views at Hatcher Pass, see Off-Road Tours, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Talkeetna trip planning tool.

Getting from Homer to Talkeetna by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. When traveling from Homer in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Talkeetna: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatcher Pass, Denali State Park, Independence Mine State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass
Denali State Park ©
Denali State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Columbia Glacier and Keystone Canyon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive and Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, contemplate the waterfront views at Valdez Glacier Lake, explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier, and delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Valdez journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Talkeetna to Valdez takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. June in Valdez sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery ©
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest

3
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Step out of the city life by going to Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp and Yakutania Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail and Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1. The adventure continues: trek along Upper Dewey Lake, shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery, cast your line with a fishing tour, and contemplate the long history of Moore Cabin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Skagway vacation planner.

Getting from Valdez to Skagway by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June in Skagway, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Trail of '98 Museum ©
Trail of '98 Museum
Upper Dewey Lake ©
Upper Dewey Lake
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

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Haines

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center and Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Haines Borough Public Library. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Port Chilkoot Distillery, tee off at Valley of the Eagles Golf Links & Driving Range, tour the pleasant surroundings at Battery Point Trail, and immerse yourself in nature at Chilkat State Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Haines sightseeing planner.

Drive from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Haines are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Haines

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center ©
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center
Battery Point Trail ©
Battery Point Trail
Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center ©
Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center

3
nights
Sitka

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sheldon Jackson Museum and Baranof Castle State Historical Site. Get outdoors at Off-Road Tours and Harbor Mountain Trail. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Starrigavan Recreation Area, pause for some serene contemplation at Sitka Lutheran Church, get outside with S.E. Alaska Outdoor Adventures, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sitka trip planner.

You can fly from Haines to Sitka in 5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Baranof Castle State Historical Site ©
Baranof Castle State Historical Site

2
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at Caribou Creek Company, get engrossed in the history at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, thenget engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church, and finally trek along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Scanlon Gallery, stroll through Deer Mountain Trail, thenidentify plant and animal life at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, and finally enjoy the sea views from Guard Island Lighthouse.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Scanlon Gallery ©
Scanlon Gallery
Caribou Creek Company ©
Caribou Creek Company

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Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 26th (Sat), trek along Gold Creek Flume Trail, thentake in the exciting artwork at Juneau Arts & Humanities, thentake a peaceful walk through Treadwell Historic Mine Trail, and finally head outdoors with Big Jim's Charters. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, explore the world behind art at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, thenstop by Alaska Knifeworks, and finally get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay ©
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay
Herbert Glacier ©
Herbert Glacier
Juneau-Douglas City Museum ©
Juneau-Douglas City Museum

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