30 days in Alaska Itinerary

30 days in Alaska Itinerary

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30 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Fort St. John
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Hoonah
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
4
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Homer
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
6
Seward
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Skagway
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
10
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h
11
Ketchikan
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Fort St. John

1
day
Hoonah

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 2nd (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hoonah trip site .

Fort St. John, Canada to Hoonah is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Fort St. John, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hoonah, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Hoonah

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve attractions website .

Explore your travel options from Hoonah to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©

2
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.
Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring at Wonder Lake. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Denali National Park and Preserve. In June in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali ©
Denali
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, admire all the interesting features of Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, and see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fairbanks day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Fill the 10th (Mon) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and get all the information you need at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Homer trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Homer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fairbanks in June: highs in Homer hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours

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 13th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seward trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June in Seward, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Anchorage route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

1
night
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown. On your second day here, hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, examine the collection at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Skagway trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Skagway in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or drive. In June in Skagway, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Jewell Gardens ©
Jewell Gardens

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Juneau trip planner.

Getting from Skagway to Juneau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Juneau are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then contemplate the long history of Sitka Lutheran Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, 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.

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

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Sitka sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

5
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Spend the 26th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, stroll around Saxman Native Village, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Zipline

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