28 days in Alaska Itinerary

28 days in Alaska Itinerary

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28 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
train + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Homer
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h
7
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Juneau
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): shop like a local with University of Alaska Museum of the North, then deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and then see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, then find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park, and then see the interesting displays at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fairbanks vacation tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Fairbanks is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Fairbanks due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you will find days in Fairbanks are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

2
nights
Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve ©
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, shop like a local with Wild about Denali, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Horseshoe Lake Trail and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali ©
Denali
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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 historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, take in the natural beauty of Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109, deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and stop by Cabin Fever.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip builder .

You can do a combination of train and car from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage in 7.5 hours. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

3
nights
Seward

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.
Seward is known for wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get lost in a book at Seward Community Library & Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seward trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In August in Seward, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Homer is known for beaches, museums, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Homer trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Homer, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Photography Tours
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

2
nights
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 13th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Fortress of the Bear, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sitka tour itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Homer to Sitka takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In August in Sitka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, steep yourself in history at Totem Bight State Historical Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ketchikan online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Zipline

1
night
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve ©
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 18th (Tue), explore the activities along Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

Plan my day in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Ketchikan to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©

2
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Skagway trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Skagway. In August in Skagway, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Jewell Gardens ©
Jewell Gardens
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier

5
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau online tour planner .

You can fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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