32 days in Alaska Itinerary

32 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip itinerary planner
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Fairbanks
— 5 nights
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Palmer
— 3 nights
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Homer
— 4 nights
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Seward
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
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Fairbanks — 5 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Step out of Fairbanks to go to Chena Hot Springs and see Chena Hot Springs Resort, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, and sample the fine beverages at Hoarfrost Distilling.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fairbanks online journey planner.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan to Fairbanks is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Samarkand to Fairbanks. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Samarkand in January, with highs in Fairbanks at -17°C and lows at -27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Palmer.
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Palmer — 3 nights

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Palmer is known for nature, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, experience rural life at Musk Ox Farm, trek along Bodenburg Butte, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Palmer travel route planner.

You can fly from Fairbanks to Palmer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Fairbanks in January, with highs in Palmer at -3°C and lows at -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Homer.
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Homer — 4 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 29th (Sun) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get all the information you need at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grace Ridge Brewery.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Homer day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Palmer to Homer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Palmer in January; daily highs in Homer reach 2°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seward.
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Seward — 2 nights

Alaska Starts Here

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at Moose Drop-In Trading Post, then explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Creek Weir, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Chugach Heritage Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seward day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 6 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seward in February; daily highs in Anchorage reach -2°C and lows reach -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Juneau.
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Juneau — 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, relax and rejuvenate at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Juneau vacation planner.

You can fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Anchorage in February, with highs in Juneau at 2°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sitka.
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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. On the 14th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Island Artists Gallery, see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and finally stop by Alaska Pure Sea Salt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Baranof Island Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sitka online travel route builder.

Getting from Juneau to Sitka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Juneau in February, things will get a bit warmer in Sitka: highs are around 6°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.
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Ketchikan — 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, explore the galleries of Scanlon Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at The Rock.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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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