27 days in Alaska Itinerary

27 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly to Juneau International Airport, Drive to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 day
Drive
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
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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: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fairbanks trip planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Fairbanks is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. When traveling from Tallinn in March, plan for little chillier days in Fairbanks, with highs around -5°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

— 1 day
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve online journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Fairbanks to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Fairbanks in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, make a trip to Trickster Company, head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, and admire the natural beauty at Jensen-Olson Arboretum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Juneau trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Juneau with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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: stroll through Totem Bight State Historical Park, hike along Deer Mountain Trail, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. April in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Sitka

— 3 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. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, hike along Herring Cove Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitka route builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. April in Sitka sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Homer

— 3 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Homer side-trips: Key-O's Guide Service (in Ninilchik) and Eveline State Recreation Area (in Fritz Creek). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, hike along Diamond Creek Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, and admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Homer itinerary planning website.

Getting from Sitka to Homer by combination of flight and car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Sitka in April, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Homer. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Go for a jaunt from Seward to Cooper Landing to see Alaska Salmon Chaser about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seward attractions app.

You can drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Seward sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 6 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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, hike along Willawaw Nature Trail, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and get curious at Imaginarium Discovery Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage day trip app.

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Anchorage sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

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.