29 days in Alaska Itinerary

29 days in Alaska Itinerary

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29 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Seward
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
5
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
6
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 15​min
9
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  3​h
10
Juneau
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

4
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: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, look for gifts at Grizzly's Gifts, and delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage attractions planning website .

Kansas City to Anchorage is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kansas City to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kansas City in June, plan for cooler days in Anchorage, with highs around 66°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alaska
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.
On the 28th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park. It doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seward trip planner.

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anchorage in June: highs in Seward hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Kenai Fjords National Park

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Homer Spit, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ring of Fire Meadery. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Homer trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Homer sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Homer

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Change things up with a short trip to Chena Lake Recreation Area in North Pole (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, look for gifts at Gulliver's Books, and take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip planner.

You can fly from Homer to Fairbanks in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Homer in July, expect nights in Fairbanks to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trip

Chena Lake Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Denali State Park in Trapper Creek (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring at Wonder Lake. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali, take a memorable tour with Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve holiday maker website .

You can 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 July, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Denali State Park
Highlights from your plan
Denali ©
Denali
River Rafting & Tubing
Wonder Lake ©
Wonder Lake

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

Discover how to plan a Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denali National Park and Preserve to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in July: highs in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

2
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, then admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Skagway visit site .

Explore your travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Skagway with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Sitka.

Things to do in Skagway

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier

2
nights
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. On the 12th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, take an in-depth tour of Sitka Centennial Visitors Center, then contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka day trip planning site .

Getting from Skagway to Sitka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
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 historic sites, adventure, nature, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, trek along Deer Mountain Trail, and learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.

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

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

5
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Juneau online holiday planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Juneau are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Juneau

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

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