30 days in Alaska Itinerary

30 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner
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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 5 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to C Street & 7Th Avenue Ssw, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 4 nights
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
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Ketchikan — 4 nights

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Bring the kids along to Fishing Charters & Tours and Zipline. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, steep yourself in history at Totem Bight State Historical Park, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and stroll through Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan 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. Traveling from Atlanta to Ketchikan, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in June, with highs in Ketchikan at 62°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sitka.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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 6th (Mon): meet the residents at Fortress of the Bear and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Sitka holiday planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Sitka, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 5 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Tracy Arm Fjord. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, catch a ride on Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Juneau vacation planner.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, make a trip to Seward Hwy, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Anchorage are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.
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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.
Attractions like Kayaking & Canoeing and Helicopter Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Seward to Kenai Fjords National Park to see Exit Glacier about 32 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center and explore the activities along Seward Boat Harbor.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Seward journey website.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for little chillier days in Seward, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Homer.
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Homer — 3 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kachemak Bay State Park and Photography Tours. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer itinerary site.

Drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Husky Homestead and Denali. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Homer to Denali National Park and Preserve in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Homer in June, you will find days in Denali National Park and Preserve are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
On the 28th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North and then find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, then look for gifts at Santa Claus House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Large Animal Research Station.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Fairbanks are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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