31 days in Alaska Itinerary

31 days in Alaska Itinerary

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31 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + bus:  17​h
1
Seward
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  4​h
2
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Fairbanks
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Wrangell
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Hyder
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Ketchikan
— 4 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h
8
Sitka
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Zurich

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bishop's Beach Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seward Boat Harbor and Mt. Marathon. There's more to do: get interesting insight from Tours and get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seward trip website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Seward is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in March, expect Seward to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bishop's Beach Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Seward Boat Harbor ©
Seward Boat Harbor
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 5th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery, do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery, then examine the collection at Pratt Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Anchor River State Recreation Area. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Art Shop Gallery, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Coldwater Alaska.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Homer trip builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Homer

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Anchor River State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Coldwater Alaska ©
Coldwater Alaska
Kayaking & Canoeing
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum

1
night
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, then admire all the interesting features of Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, and then get your game on at Gold Daughters Alaska. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Tanana Valley Model Railroad Display, examine the collection at Fairbanks Community Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally view the masterpieces at Alaska House Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks day trip planning website .

Getting from Homer to Fairbanks by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Homer in March, expect nights in Fairbanks to be colder, around -22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Fairbanks

#Museums, #Tours, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eagle Beach and Treadwell Historic Mine Trail. Get some cultural insight at Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Juneau Arts & Humanities. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Pack Creek. There's much more to do: trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, contemplate the long history of Alaska Governor’s Mansion, hit the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents, and get engrossed in the history at Last Chance Mining Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Juneau holiday planner.

Getting from Fairbanks to Juneau by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Fairbanks in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Juneau: temperatures range from 4°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wrangell.

Things to do in Juneau

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Powder Descents ©
Alaska Powder Descents
Juneau Arts & Humanities ©
Juneau Arts & Humanities
Juneau-Douglas City Museum ©
Juneau-Douglas City Museum

1
night
Wrangell

Wrangell ©
The City and Borough of Wrangell is a borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): trek along Mt Dewey Trail, then kick back and relax at Petroglyph Beach State Historical Site, and then examine the collection at Wrangell Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): get around town with Breakaway Adventures Day Tours.

Planning Wrangell trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Juneau to Wrangell. Traveling from Juneau in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Wrangell, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hyder.

Things to do in Wrangell

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Breakaway Adventures Day Tours ©
Breakaway Adventures Day Tours
Wrangell Museum ©
Wrangell Museum

1
day
Hyder

Hyder ©
Hyder is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska, United States. On the 15th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Salmon Glacier and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hyder planning tool .

You can drive from Wrangell to Hyder in 21 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hyder can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Hyder

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site ©
Salmon Glacier ©
Salmon Glacier

4
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Totem Heritage Center and Rotary Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Deer Mountain Trail and Revillagigedo Island, Orchard Lake. There's much more to do: stop by Caribou Creek Company, take a peaceful walk through Tongass National Forest, tour the water at your own pace with Fish Finder Charters, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Ketchikan journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hyder to Ketchikan takes 14.5 hours. March in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Fish Finder Charters ©
Fish Finder Charters

4
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Baranof Castle State Historical Site and Sheldon Jackson Museum. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Harbor Mountain Trail. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Sitka Sound Science Center, get outside with S.E. Alaska Outdoor Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Starrigavan Recreation Area, and get engrossed in the history at Sitka Centennial Visitors Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sitka holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Classic Casting Adventures ©
Classic Casting Adventures

3
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Explore hidden gems such as Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and Captain William Moore Cabin. Get some cultural insight at Alaska Art Colony and The Artic Brotherhood Hall 1899. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Trail of '98 Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with BearHead Photography, explore the activities along Pullen Creek Stream Walk, and look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Skagway trip website .

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Skagway takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sitka in March; daily highs in Skagway reach 4°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yakutania Point ©
Yakutania Point
Upper Dewey Lake ©
Upper Dewey Lake

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alyeska Ski Area and Chugach National Forest. Step out of the city life by going to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Friends of Eagle River Nature. Take a break from Anchorage with a short trip to Independence Mine State Historical Park in Palmer, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, get engrossed in the history at The Roundhouse at Alyeska, appreciate the extensive heritage of Point Woronzof, and identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Anchorage tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Skagway in March, things will get slightly colder in Anchorage: highs are around 1°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Independence Mine State Historical Park, Chugach National Forest
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Independence Mine State Historical Park ©
Friends of Eagle River Nature ©
Friends of Eagle River Nature

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