30 days in Alaska Itinerary

30 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska tour planner

Make it your trip
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Fairbanks
— 4 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
Drive
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Wasilla
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 4 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 3 nights
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Fairbanks

— 4 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Let the collections at University of Alaska Museum of the North and Aurora Ice Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum and Immaculate Conception Parish. Step out of Fairbanks to go to Chena Hot Springs and see Chena Hot Springs Resort, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Chena River State Recreation Area, look for gifts at Santa Claus House, and take in the pleasant sights at Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fairbanks tour itinerary site.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Fairbanks is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Thessaloniki to Fairbanks due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Thessaloniki in November, with highs in Fairbanks at -12°C and lows at -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Get outdoors at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Kincaid Park. You'll explore and learn at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Imaginarium Discovery Center. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, fly down the slopes at Arctic Valley Ski Area, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Friends of Eagle River Nature.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage holiday planner.

Getting from Fairbanks to Anchorage by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fairbanks in November, expect Anchorage to be a bit warmer, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Talkeetna trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anchorage in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Talkeetna, with lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wasilla.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Wasilla

— 1 night
Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. Plan my Wasilla trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Talkeetna to Wasilla in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in November, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Wasilla

Golf · Outdoors · Museums

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 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get advice or help at Seward Community Library & Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Chugach Heritage Center, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seward trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Wasilla to Seward by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wasilla in November: high temperatures in Seward hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Homer

— 4 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Relax by the water at Homer Spit and Anchor River State Recreation Area. Get outdoors at J Bear Tours and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Homer: Ninilchik (Transfiguration of Our Lord Church & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Kenai River Brewing Company (in Soldotna). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, view the masterpieces at Ptarmigan Arts, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Homer Brewing Company, and explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Homer vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Wildlife · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Juneau

— 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Get outdoors at Tracy Arm Fjord and Treadwell Historic Mine Trail. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa, sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Powder Descents.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Juneau visit planner.

Getting from Homer to Juneau by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. November in Juneau sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ketchikan

— 4 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Visit Saxman Native Village and Totem Heritage Center for their historical value. Visiting Misty Fjords National Monument and Deer Mountain Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the exciting artwork at The Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Rotary Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ketchikan journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Juneau in November, things will get a bit warmer in Ketchikan: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, trek along Herring Cove Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Baranof Island Brewing Company, and finally engage your brain at Sitka Sound Science Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sitka trip builder site.

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 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Alaska travel guide

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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.