29 days in Alaska Itinerary

29 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska vacation planner

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Fly
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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
Drive
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
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Fairbanks

— 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Fairbanks is known for museums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, see the interesting displays at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum, and find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fairbanks trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Fairbanks is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Fairbanks due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect Fairbanks to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Wild about Denali, stroll through Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5.5 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. You'll set off for Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

— 1 night
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denali National Park and Preserve to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. In August, daily temperatures in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Skagway

— 3 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Skagway: Haines (Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center & Chilkoot River). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, see the interesting displays at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Skagway trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Skagway with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, get answers to all your questions at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure.

Plan trip to Juneau with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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: cast your line with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at The Rain Barrel, hike along Deer Mountain Trail, and contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Sitka

— 2 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. On the 19th (Wed), 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 interesting insight from Tours. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fortress of the Bear, contemplate the long history of Sitka Lutheran Church, then see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get answers to all your questions at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pratt Museum, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Homer trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Sitka to Homer in 9.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. August in Homer sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Seward

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seward side-trips: Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Seward journey maker site.

You can drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 3 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: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, and stroll through Beluga Point.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip maker site.

Getting from Seward to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.