32 days in Alaska Itinerary

32 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
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Sitka
— 2 nights
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Juneau
— 4 nights
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Cordova
— 2 nights
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Palmer
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 7 nights
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Seward
— 3 nights
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Homer
— 3 nights
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Fairbanks
— 6 nights

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Misty Fjords National Monument, then contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village, and then walk around Potlatch Totem Park. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, take in the exciting artwork at The Rain Barrel, then see the world from above with Ketchikan Helicopters, and finally traverse land and water with Ketchikan Duck Tour.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Ketchikan is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mexico City to Ketchikan, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mexico City in January, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Ketchikan: temperatures range from 6°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

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Geologic Formation
Misty Fjords National Monument
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Historic Site
Totem Heritage Center
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Helicopter Tour
Ketchikan Helicopters
5.0

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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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, then see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Baranof Island Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then get engrossed in the history at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip planner.

Getting from Ketchikan to Sitka by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

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Wildlife Area
Alaska Raptor Center
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Sheldon Jackson Museum
4.9
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Architectural Building
Russian Bishop's House
4.6

4
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Juneau

Juneau ©

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Juneau route planner.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Sitka in January, expect Juneau to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cordova.

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Must see
Tracy Arm Fjord
4.9

2
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Cordova

Cordova ©
Cordova, is a small town located near the mouth of the Copper River in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States, at the head of Orca Inlet on the east side of Prince William Sound. On the 28th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Points North Heli-Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Child’s Glacier Tours by The Riverside Inn, then get engrossed in the history at Cordova History Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chugach National Forest.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cordova trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Juneau to Cordova with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Cordova can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Cordova

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Palmer

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then see Alaska Backcountry Adventure Tours, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Hatcher Pass, then immerse yourself in nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Palmer visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Cordova to Palmer with the Route module. Traveling from Cordova in January, things will get a bit cooler in Palmer: highs are around -3°C and lows about -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Anchorage.

Things to do in Palmer

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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8
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Valley
Hatcher Pass
4.8

7
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Anchorage

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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see the world from above with Alpine Air Alaska.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a shuttle from Palmer to Anchorage in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Anchorage sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Photography Tours
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Historic Walking Area
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
4.6

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Seward

Seward ©

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.
Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get engrossed in the history at Chugach Heritage Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seward trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in February; daily highs in Seward reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Homer: Kenai River Brewing Company (in Soldotna) and Eveline State Recreation Area (in Fritz Creek). Fill the 11th (Thu) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Homer journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daytime highs in Homer are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Homer

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Biking Trail
Homer Spit
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Photography Tours
4.7

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Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Take a break from Fairbanks with a short trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hoarfrost Distilling, find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park, and deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Homer to Fairbanks takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Homer in February; daily highs in Fairbanks reach -13°C and lows reach -26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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