29 days in Alaska Itinerary

29 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 3 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive to Juneau International Airport, Fly to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Bus to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Fly to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Train
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 4 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Marquette

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Ketchikan

— 3 nights

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Caribbean Gems, and steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ketchikan driving holiday planner.

Marquette to Ketchikan is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Marquette to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. In April, Ketchikan is somewhat warmer than Marquette - with highs of 50°F and lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Sitka

— 3 nights
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. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Herring Cove Trail, and get outside with S.E. Alaska Outdoor Adventures.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sitka trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Juneau

— 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, trek along Gold Creek Flume Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chilkoot Trail, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip maker site.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. April in Juneau sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

— 2 nights
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the activities along Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bartlett Cove.

Make your Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Fairbanks

— 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Go for a jaunt from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs to see Chena Hot Springs Resort about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Tanana Valley Model Railroad Display, look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, and hike along Angel Rocks Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks. Traveling from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in May, Fairbanks is little chillier at night with lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denali National Park and Preserve side-trips: Talkeetna (Byers Lake & Alaskan War Veterans Memorial). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, get a taste of the local shopping with Wild about Denali, see Off-Road Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. May in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 4 nights

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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, explore and take pictures at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, see the interesting displays at Alaska Jewish Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage online travel planner.

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage by train takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Anchorage are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Seward

— 4 nights

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.
Seward is known for wildlife, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, and explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seward trip planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.