29 days in Alaska Itinerary

29 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska tour planner

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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau, Ferry to Haines
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Haines
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Skagway
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoonah
— 1 night
Fly
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
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Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Liquid Alaska Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier.

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

Berlin, Germany to Juneau is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Berlin to Juneau due to the time zone difference. September in Juneau sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, then contemplate the long history of Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Haines.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Haines

— 2 nights

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Hammer Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation, then take an in-depth tour of Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Haines driving holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Haines in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Haines can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Skagway

— 1 night
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by Back Alley Rock Shop, then admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, and then shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Skagway trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Skagway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Shopping · Museums

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.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Skagway to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. In September, daily temperatures in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hoonah.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Hoonah

— 1 night
Hoonah is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoonah tour site.

Explore your travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Hoonah with the Route module. In September in Hoonah, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Hoonah

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and finally appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Homer trip builder site.

You can fly from Hoonah to Homer in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Homer are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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.
Take a break from Seward with a short trip to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, about 32 minutes away. On the 14th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Seward driving holiday planner.

Drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, take some stellar pictures from Beluga Point, take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, and stop by Cabin Fever.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage day trip planning website.

Getting from Seward to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Talkeetna

— 2 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stop by Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum. Keep things going the next day: stop by Aurora Dora, make a trip to Nagley's Store, view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally stroll around Talkeetna Lakes Park.

Discover how to plan a Talkeetna trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Talkeetna can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

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.
Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, hike along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve online tour planner.

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Fairbanks

— 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: 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 all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, and find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fairbanks trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In September in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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.