28 days in Alaska & East Haven Itinerary

28 days in Alaska & East Haven Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 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
— 3 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Skagway
— 1 night
Fly
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Palmer
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 1 night
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 5 nights
Drive
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East Haven
— 3 nights
Drive

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Ketchikan — 2 nights

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): walk around Saxman Native Village and then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and then traverse land and water with Ketchikan Duck Tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan route planner.

New York City to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New York City to Ketchikan. In November, Ketchikan is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 44°F and lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sitka.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then meet the residents at Fortress of the Bear, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Juneau — 3 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's lots more to do: stroll through Alaska Powder Descents, explore the striking landscape at Inside Passage, make a trip to Shrine of St Therese, and get all the information you need at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Juneau vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sitka in November; daily highs in Juneau reach 38°F and lows reach 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Haines.
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Side Trip

Haines — 2 nights

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and then stop by Alaska Rod's. On your second day here, examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, then examine the collection at Hammer Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Haines Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Haines travel route builder.

You can fly from Juneau to Haines in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°F in November, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Skagway.
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Skagway — 1 night

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 10th (Tue), explore the engaging exhibits at Junior Ranger Activity Center and then tour in style with Beyond Skagway Tours - Private Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Skagway trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in November, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Anchorage.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Anchorage — 5 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 wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Hillside Park.

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You can fly from Skagway to Anchorage in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Skagway in November, with highs in Anchorage at 29°F and lows at 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Palmer.
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Palmer — 1 night

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, see Alaska Backcountry Adventure Tours, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Palmer trip planning tool.

Take a shuttle from Anchorage to Palmer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Palmer can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Seward.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Seward — 3 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.
Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Seward trip planner.

You can drive from Palmer to Seward in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, Seward is a bit warmer than Palmer - with highs of 37°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.
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Homer — 1 night

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Homer Spit, walk around Bishop's Beach Park, then learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Homer trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In November in Homer, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 5 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Step out of Fairbanks to go to Chena Hot Springs and see Chena Hot Springs Resort, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 21st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, sample the fine beverages at Hoarfrost Distilling, gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fairbanks visit planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Fairbanks in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Homer in November, things will get colder in Fairbanks: highs are around 13°F and lows about -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to East Haven.
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Side Trips

East Haven — 3 nights

East Haven is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, in the United States. Take a break from East Haven with a short trip to Tallgrass Golf Course in Shoreham, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Farmington Canal State Park, examine the collection at Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, stroll through East Haven Town Beach, and do a tasting at Rosabianca Vineyards.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read East Haven trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fairbanks to East Haven takes 72 hours. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 4 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Fairbanks in November: high temperatures in East Haven hover around 53°F and lows are around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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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