30 days in Alaska Itinerary

30 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
2
Sitka
— 2 nights
3
Skagway
— 3 nights
4
Haines
— 3 nights
5
Juneau
— 3 nights
6
Homer
— 3 nights
7
Anchorage
— 4 nights
8
Valdez
— 3 nights
9
Palmer
— 2 nights
10
Talkeetna
— 2 nights

2
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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ketchikan Rainbird Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): stroll around Potlatch Totem Park, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, stop by Caribou Creek Company, thenadmire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Guard Island Lighthouse.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ketchikan road trip website.

Belfast, UK to Ketchikan is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Belfast to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Potlatch Totem Park ©
Potlatch Totem Park
Tongass Historical Museum ©
Tongass Historical Museum

2
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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. On the 23rd (Sat), see Off-Road Tours, hike along Heart Lake Trail, and then take an in-depth tour of Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Island Artists Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, and finally hike along Herring Cove Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sitka road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Sitka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral
Baranof Castle State Historical Site ©
Baranof Castle State Historical Site

3
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Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Moore Cabin and Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1 will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Yakutania Point and Upper Dewey Lake. There's much more to do: shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Pullen Creek Stream Walk, take an in-depth tour of Trail of '98 Museum, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Skagway trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Skagway takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
BearHead Photography Gallery ©
BearHead Photography Gallery
Upper Dewey Lake ©
Upper Dewey Lake
Yakutania Point ©
Yakutania Point

3
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Haines

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Battery Point Trail. Hammer Museum and Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: browse the collection at Haines Borough Public Library, contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkat River, identify plant and animal life at Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Haines Brewing Company.

Start your trip to Haines by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Haines are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center ©
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum
Haines Borough Public Library ©
Haines Borough Public Library

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Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Step off the beaten path and head to Perseverance National Recreation Trail and Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog. Visiting Photography Tours and Best Damn Charters will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Treadwell Historic Mine Trail, explore the world behind art at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, don't miss a visit to Trickster Company, and sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog ©
Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog
Photography Tours
Best Damn Charters ©
Best Damn Charters

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bishop's Beach Park and Anchor River State Recreation Area. Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Carl E. Wynn Nature Center will get you outdoors. Take a break from Homer with a short trip to Transfiguration of Our Lord Church in Ninilchik, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Ptarmigan Arts, appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Homer Brewing Company, and head outdoors with Brooks Alaskan Adventures - Private Day Charters.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Homer itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Homer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Homer are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ninilchik, Anchor River State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Ptarmigan Arts ©
Ptarmigan Arts
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Seafarer's Memorial ©
Seafarer's Memorial

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Crow Creek Mine and Seward Hwy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Indian Valley Mine & Gifts and The Roundhouse at Alyeska. Make the 10th (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Beluga Point, hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, make a trip to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Byron Glacier Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Homer to Anchorage in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seward Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Crow Creek Mine ©
Crow Creek Mine
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts ©
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts
Chugach State Park ©
Chugach State Park

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Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Get outdoors at Columbia Glacier and Valdez Glacier Lake. Get a sense of the local culture at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive and Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon, identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, get outside with G'day Charters, and go for a walk through Dock Point Park & Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Valdez online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Valdez takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Anchorage in August, expect nights in Valdez to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Palmer.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum ©
Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon
Columbia Glacier ©
Columbia Glacier

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Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. On the 14th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Colony House Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Lazy Mountain, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Pioneer Falls, thenhike along Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bearpaw River Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Government Peak Recreation Area and then examine the collection at Alaska Museum of Transportation and Industry.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Palmer online attractions planner.

You can drive from Valdez to Palmer in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Palmer

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Wasilla
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Museum of Transportation and Industry ©
Government Peak Recreation Area ©
Government Peak Recreation Area
Lazy Mountain ©
Lazy Mountain

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Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenhead outdoors with Hurricane Turn, and then appreciate the history behind Alaskan War Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Aurora Dora, thenadmire the majestic nature at Talkeetna Riverfront Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Susitna Salmon Center.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Talkeetna road trip planner.

You can drive from Palmer to Talkeetna in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Turn ©
Hurricane Turn
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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