27 days in Alaska Itinerary

27 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Talkeetna
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Talkeetna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 4 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
Fly
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Haines
— 5 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 5 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Eugene

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Talkeetna — 3 nights

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna route builder tool.

Eugene to Talkeetna is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Eugene to Talkeetna. When traveling from Eugene in July, plan for little chillier days in Talkeetna, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Homer.
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Homer — 4 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Shop till you drop at Norman Lowell Gallery and Art Shop Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pratt Museum and Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, view the masterpieces at Ptarmigan Arts, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and grab your bike and head to Homer Spit.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Homer travel route app.

Drive from Talkeetna to Homer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Talkeetna in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Homer, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Anchorage.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Get in touch with nature at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Alyeska Ski Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anchorage: Palmer (Musk Ox Farm & Independence Mine State Historical Park). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Hatcher Pass, go deep underground at Crow Creek Mine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eklutna Village Historic Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest.

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Drive from Homer to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Haines.
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Haines — 5 nights

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Kroschel Wildlife Center and State Street and Broadway Street. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point Wilderness Safari and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haines: Skagway (Gold Rush Cemetery, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve and see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Haines road trip tool.

Fly from Anchorage to Haines in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Anchorage in July, expect nights in Haines to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 4 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Roberts Trail and Caribou Crossings. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tracy Arm Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: get answers to all your questions at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Juneau trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Sitka.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral and then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sitka online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.
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Ketchikan — 5 nights

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Totem Heritage Center and Helicopter Tours. Get some historical perspective at Creek Street and Totem Bight State Historical Park. The adventure continues: get outside with Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc., take in the exciting artwork at Caribou Creek Company, see the world from above with Mountain Air Service, and stroll around Potlatch Totem Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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.
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