29 days in Alaska Itinerary

29 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Train
9
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Fly
10
Fairbanks
— 1 night
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Ketchikan — 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan online trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Ketchikan is an approximately 25.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Bangkok to Ketchikan. Traveling from Bangkok in May, things will get colder in Ketchikan: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sitka.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fortress of the Bear and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sitka travel route 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 May, daytime highs in Sitka are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 4 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Juneau trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly to Skagway.
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Skagway — 2 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, and then see the interesting displays at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point Wilderness Safari.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagway trip builder tool.

You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Skagway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 4 nights

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 parks, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, hike along Kincaid Park, and stroll through Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

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You can fly from Skagway to Anchorage in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seward.
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Side Trip

Seward — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Seward to go to Kenai Fjords National Park and see Exit Glacier, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

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

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Seward, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Homer.
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Side Trip

Homer — 2 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 8th (Wed), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Homer Spit, then admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and then get your bearings at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Homer trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Talkeetna.
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Talkeetna — 2 nights

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 10th (Fri), explore the activities along Byers Lake. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora, get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then make a trip to Nagley's Store, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Talkeetna trip planning tool.

You can drive from Homer to Talkeetna in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Homer, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Talkeetna, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve road trip planner.

Take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 1 night

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North and then get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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.
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