28 days in Alaska & East Haven Itinerary

28 days in Alaska & East Haven Itinerary

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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
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Sitka
— 1 night
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Juneau
— 3 nights
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Haines
— 2 nights
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Skagway
— 1 night
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
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Palmer
— 1 night
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Seward
— 3 nights
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Homer
— 1 night
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Fairbanks
— 5 nights
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East Haven
— 3 nights

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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.
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 13.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or 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.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Saxman Native Village ©
Saxman Native Village
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center

1
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Sitka

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. 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 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.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Fortress of the Bear ©
Fortress of the Bear

3
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Juneau

Juneau ©

America's Largest Capital Area

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.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

2
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Haines

Haines ©

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

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.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
American Bald Eagle Foundation ©
American Bald Eagle Foundation

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Skagway

Skagway ©
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. 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 travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beyond Skagway Tours - Private Tours ©
Beyond Skagway Tours - Private Tours
Junior Ranger Activity Center ©
Junior Ranger Activity Center

5
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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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Alaska Jewish Museum, and stroll through Hillside Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Anchorage journey builder app.

Fly from Skagway to Anchorage in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In November, Anchorage is slightly colder than Skagway - with highs of 29°F and lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Palmer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo

1
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Palmer

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. 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.

Drive from Anchorage to Palmer in 2.5 hours. 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.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Reindeer Farm ©
Reindeer Farm

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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.
Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and explore the activities along Seward Boat Harbor.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seward journey builder app.

Getting from Palmer to Seward by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Palmer in November, with highs in Seward at 37°F and lows at 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

1
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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. 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 taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center ©
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center

5
nights
Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

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 travel to East Haven.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

3
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East Haven

East Haven ©
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, learn about winemaking at Rosabianca Vineyards, stroll through East Haven Town Beach, and see the interesting displays at Shore Line Trolley Museum.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fairbanks to East Haven. 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 travel back home.

Things to do in East Haven

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Roaring Brook Park ©
Roaring Brook Park
Shore Line Trolley Museum ©
Shore Line Trolley Museum
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum ©
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum

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