27 days in Alaska Itinerary

27 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Palmer
— 1 night
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Homer
— 2 nights
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Seward
— 3 nights
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Whittier
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
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Juneau
— 3 nights
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
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Sitka
— 2 nights
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Fairbanks
— 4 nights

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Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): appreciate the views at Hatcher Pass. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Independence Mine State Historical Park and then see Alaska Backcountry Adventure Tours.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Palmer day trip planning app.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Palmer is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Palmer, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from St. Petersburg in October since evenings lows in Palmer dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Independence Mine State Historical Park ©
Independence Mine State Historical Park
Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 25th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit, then take in the exciting artwork at Ptarmigan Arts, then explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and then take an unforgettable tour with Alaska Ultimate Safaris.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Homer day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Palmer to Homer in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Palmer in October since evenings lows in Homer dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center ©
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
Alaska Ultimate Safaris ©
Alaska Ultimate Safaris

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Seward

Seward ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seward side-trips: Kenai Fjords National Park (Exit Glacier & Harding Ice Field Trail). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seward trip planner.

You can drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Seward are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Whittier.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

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Whittier

Whittier ©
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Prince William Sound Museum and then tour in style with Phillips Cruises and Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Portage Pass Trail.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Whittier trip planner.

Getting from Seward to Whittier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Whittier are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Whittier

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prince William Sound Museum ©
Prince William Sound Museum

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Anchorage

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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, trek along Flattop Mountain Trail, and examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage planning site.

Traveling by car from Whittier to Anchorage takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

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Juneau

Juneau ©

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery, indulge in some personalized pampering at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa, and head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Juneau trip builder app.

You can fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in November: high temperatures in Juneau hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure ©
Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©

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: steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, walk around Potlatch Totem Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, and identify plant and animal life at Misty Fjords National Monument.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ketchikan trip planner.

Getting from Juneau to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Juneau in November; daily highs in Ketchikan reach 7°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saxman Native Village ©
Saxman Native Village
Fishing Charters & Tours
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center

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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. On the 12th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get to know the resident critters at Fortress of the Bear, then contemplate the long history of Sitka Lutheran Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Island Artists Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sitka road trip app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November in Sitka, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Fortress of the Bear ©
Fortress of the Bear

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Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Take a break from Fairbanks with a short trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, view the masterpieces at University of Alaska Museum of the North, look for gifts at Santa Claus House, and gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fairbanks travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Fairbanks takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In November, Fairbanks is colder than Sitka - with highs of -12°C and lows of -21°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
University of Alaska Museum of the North ©
University of Alaska Museum of the North

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