33 days in Alaska Itinerary

33 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Kenai Fjords National Park
— 2 nights
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Homer
— 4 nights
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Talkeetna
— 2 nights
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
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Valdez
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
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Skagway
— 3 nights
8
Haines
— 3 nights
9
Juneau
— 3 nights
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Sitka
— 3 nights
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights

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Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Clam Gulch and Pederson Glacier. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Six Mile Creek and Fox Island. It doesn't end there: stroll through Harding Ice Field Trail and take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kenai Fjords National Park sightseeing website.

San Francisco to Kenai Fjords National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Kenai Fjords National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Kenai Fjords National Park at 35°F and lows at 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pederson Glacier ©
Pederson Glacier
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church and Transfiguration of Our Lord Church will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kenai Beach and Anchor River State Recreation Area. Take a break from Homer with a short trip to Soldotna Historical Society in Soldotna, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, sample the tasty concoctions at Grace Ridge Brewery, examine the collection at Pratt Museum, and surround yourself with nature on J Bear Tours.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Homer itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kenai Fjords National Park to Homer. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenai, Kenai River, Soldotna Historical Society, Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Anchor River State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
J Bear Tours ©
J Bear Tours
Kenai Beach ©
Kenai Beach
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

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Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 8th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then sample the tasty concoctions at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room, and finally take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Talkeetna Lakes Park, get a taste of the local shopping with The Dancing Leaf Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, then expand your horizons at Aurora Dora, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Talkeetna Riverfront Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Homer to Talkeetna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Homer in January, expect Talkeetna to be little chillier, temps between 26°F and 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora

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Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dog Sledding Tours at EarthSong Lodge and Wild about Denali. Take a break from the city and head to Husky Homestead and Denali Fly Fishing Guides. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Denali.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 10°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali Fly Fishing Guides ©
Denali Fly Fishing Guides

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Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chugach National Forest and Worthington Glacier. Get a sense of the local culture at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum and The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Dock Point Park & Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Valdez Glacier Lake, and cast your line with Valdez Saltwater Adventures.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Valdez trip maker.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Denali National Park and Preserve to Valdez takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in January; daily highs in Valdez reach 32°F and lows reach 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier
Valdez Saltwater Adventures ©
Valdez Saltwater Adventures

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alyeska Ski Area and Alaska Jewish Museum. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. and get engrossed in the history at The Roundhouse at Alyeska.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage tour planner.

Getting from Valdez to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valdez in January: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 26°F and lows are around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. ©
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Pitchfork Falls. State Street and Broadway Street and The Mascot Saloon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum, have fun and explore at Junior Ranger Activity Center, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Skagway Spirits Distillery, and pause for some photo ops at Skagway Centenial Statue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway driving holiday planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Skagway by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Anchorage in January, expect Skagway to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°F and 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum ©
Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum
Moore Cabin ©
Moore Cabin
BearHead Photography Gallery ©
BearHead Photography Gallery

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of the Eagles Golf Links & Driving Range and Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center. Get a sense of the local culture at American Bald Eagle Foundation and Hammer Museum. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, sample the tasty concoctions at Haines Brewing Company, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Port Chilkoot Distillery, and get engrossed in the history at Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Haines visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. January in Haines sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center ©
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center
American Bald Eagle Foundation ©
American Bald Eagle Foundation

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Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Alaska Governor’s Mansion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Eaglecrest Ski Area and Alaska Powder Descents. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa, stroll through Perseverance National Recreation Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Treadwell Historic Mine Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Juneau trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Haines to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January in Juneau, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Eaglecrest Ski Area ©
Eaglecrest Ski Area
Steep Creek ©
Steep Creek
Juneau-Douglas City Museum ©
Juneau-Douglas City Museum

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Sitka

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sheldon Jackson Museum and Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Escape the urban bustle at A Whale's Song Expeditions and Herring Cove Trail. And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Baranof Island Brewing Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church, and shop like a local with Island Artists Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Juneau in January, expect Sitka to be somewhat warmer, temps between 44°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Totem Heritage Center and St. John's Episcopal Church. Explore hidden gems such as Ketchikan Helicopters and Potlatch Totem Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Rotary Beach, stroll around Saxman Native Village, take in the exciting artwork at Scanlon Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ketchikan Helicopters ©
Ketchikan Helicopters
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

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