30 days in Alaska Itinerary

30 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska travel planner

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Fly
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 5 nights
Bus to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Fly to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
Shuttle to Anchorage, Fly to Valdez
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Valdez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cordova
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 1 night
Drive
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
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Juneau

— 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Powder Descents, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and don't miss a visit to Trickster Company.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Juneau is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Perth to Juneau. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in April; daily highs in Juneau reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 6th (Wed), head outdoors with Settlers Cove State Recreational Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then stroll through Saxman Native Village, and finally get outside with Alaska Coastal Quest. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Fish Creek Company, get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, then steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Fortress of the Bear, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Sitka sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Fairbanks

— 5 nights

The Golden Heart City

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 Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks, take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden, and stroll through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks trip planner.

You can fly from Sitka to Fairbanks in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Sitka in April, things will get a bit cooler in Fairbanks: highs are around 7°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 15th (Fri): stop by Wild about Denali and then take in the awesome beauty at Denali. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Mc Kinley Park Rd.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip maker website.

Getting from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In April in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 17th (Sun), pick up some new knowledge with Aurora Dora, don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, then take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna takes 5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping · Classes

Valdez

— 2 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon and then take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, then examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, and then take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Talkeetna to Valdez takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Talkeetna in April, expect nights in Valdez to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cordova.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Cordova

— 1 night
Cordova, is a small town located near the mouth of the Copper River in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States, at the head of Orca Inlet on the east side of Prince William Sound. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Points North Heli-Adventures, surround yourself with nature on Child’s Glacier Tours by The Riverside Inn, and then take in the views from Miles Glacier Bridge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cordova trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Valdez to Cordova. Traveling from Valdez in April, you will find days in Cordova are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Cordova

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Seward

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Thu), meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seward trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cordova to Seward. In April, daytime highs in Seward are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Homer

— 1 night
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 23rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at J Bear Tours, then get your bearings at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Homer trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Homer, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Anchorage

— 5 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.
Spend the 28th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, explore the activities along Cook Inlet, stroll through Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Homer to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

4.5
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.