31 days in Alaska Itinerary

31 days in Alaska Itinerary

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31 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h
3
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
5
Seward
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
6
Homer
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + train:  7​h 15​min
8
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
9
Fairbanks
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Bangkok

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Shop till you drop at Juneau Artist's Gallery and Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, explore and take pictures at Mendenhall Glacier, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip maker app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Juneau is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Bangkok to Juneau due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in August, with highs in Juneau at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zipline

3
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Escape the urban bustle at Misty Fjords National Monument and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visit Creek Street and Totem Heritage Center for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ketchikan travel route builder app .

Getting from Juneau to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Fishing Charters & Tours
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sitka attractions planner.

Getting from Ketchikan to Sitka by combination of ferry and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hammer Museum and Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and Alaska Art Colony. Get out of town with these interesting Skagway side-trips: Haines (American Bald Eagle Foundation & Haines Brewing Company). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier, examine the collection at The Mascot Saloon, and take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Skagway road trip website .

You can fly from Sitka to Skagway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Skagway

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Haines
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Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier

2
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.
Visiting Kenai Fjords National Park and Exit Glacier will get you outdoors. On the 14th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Seward online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Skagway to Seward takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery and Bunnell Street Arts Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Fill the 17th (Sat) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Homer Spit, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bishop's Beach Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Homer itinerary app .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park

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.
Visiting Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Helicopter Tours will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center and Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, meet the residents at Alaska Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Anchorage trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Homer to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Husky Homestead and River Rafting & Tubing. Take a break from Denali National Park and Preserve with a short trip to Alaskan War Veterans Memorial in Talkeetna, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 23rd (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali and get a taste of the local shopping with Wild about Denali.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve online journey planner .

Do a combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve in 7.5 hours. In August in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Alaskan War Veterans Memorial
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Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali ©
Denali
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd

5
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Museum-lovers will appreciate University of Alaska Museum of the North and Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. Step out of Fairbanks to go to Chena Hot Springs and see Chena Hot Springs Resort, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus House, view the masterpieces at Alaska House Art Gallery, enjoy some diversion at Gold Daughters Alaska, and shop like a local with Two Street Gallery LLC.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fairbanks using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Chena Hot Springs Resort, Santa Claus House
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum