30 days in Alaska Itinerary

30 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 3 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Fly
10
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
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Ketchikan — 3 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: cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, stroll around Saxman Native Village, and get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ketchikan online travel route planner.

Atlanta to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Ketchikan is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in June, expect Ketchikan to be colder, temps between 62°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Sitka — 3 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. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alaska Raptor Center, see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sitka trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 4 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Juneau tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to 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 12th (Sun): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum. On your second day here, get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point Wilderness Safari.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Skagway trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Skagway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Anchorage.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, stroll through Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Skagway to Anchorage in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can 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 with an excursion to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seward journey builder.

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in June, expect nights in Seward to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are slightly colder, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.
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Side Trip

Homer — 3 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 21st (Tue) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Homer online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Homer, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Talkeetna.
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Talkeetna — 1 night

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for gifts at Aurora Dora, then see Off-Road Tours, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna trip planner.

Getting from Homer to Talkeetna by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Homer in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Talkeetna, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

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.
Denali National Park and Preserve is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see Off-Road Tours, and experience rural life at Dog Gone It.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 3 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Santa Claus House, then stroll through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, then see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Large Animal Research Station.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip planner.

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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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