32 days in Alaska Itinerary

32 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska tour planner

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Juneau
— 5 nights
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
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McCarthy
— 3 nights
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Anchorage
— 7 nights
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Kenai Fjords National Park
— 2 nights
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Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
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Fairbanks
— 4 nights
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Juneau

— 5 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Perseverance National Recreation Trail and Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, get outside with Best Damn Charters, admire the masterpieces at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, and look for gifts at Caribou Crossings.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau road trip planning website.

Chicago to Juneau is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chicago to Juneau, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in Juneau hover around 63°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

— 3 nights
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Bartlett Cove. There's still lots to do: stroll through Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You will leave for McCarthy on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

McCarthy

— 3 nights
McCarthy is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark and Wild Alpine - Day Tours. There's more to do: trek along Root Glacier Trail.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read McCarthy online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to McCarthy. Expect little chillier evenings in McCarthy when traveling from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in June, with lows around 45°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in McCarthy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 7 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Byron Glacier Trail and Paint a Scarf Alaska. Go for a jaunt from Anchorage to Whittier to see Kayaking & Canoeing about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip itinerary planner.

Getting from McCarthy to Anchorage by car takes about 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from McCarthy in June since evenings lows in Anchorage dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Kenai Fjords National Park

— 2 nights

Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier and then stroll through Clam Gulch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Fox Island and then trek along Harding Ice Field Trail.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kenai Fjords National Park itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Anchorage to Kenai Fjords National Park. Traveling from Anchorage in June, you will find days in Kenai Fjords National Park are little chillier (61°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the activities along Turquoise Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lake Clark National Park and Preserve trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kenai Fjords National Park to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. June in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 5 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dog Gone It and Savage Alpine Trail. Step out of Denali National Park and Preserve with an excursion to Denali State Park in Trapper Creek--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savage River Loop Trail, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, and trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lake Clark National Park and Preserve to Denali National Park and Preserve with the Route module. In June in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Fairbanks

— 4 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Angel Rocks Trail and Georgeson Botanical Garden. The adventure continues: stroll through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Parish, indulge your thirst for a good beer at HooDoo Brewing Company, and make a trip to Alaskan Pipeline.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fairbanks vacation planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. June in Fairbanks sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

4.5
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.

Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve travel guide

4.7
World heritage site · National Parks · Hiking Trails
America's Largest National Park
The glaciers and icefields of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve continue to shape its landscape, which stretches from cloud-shrouded peaks to the waters of the Gulf of Alaska. The park's 53,320 sq km (20,587 sq mi) area is larger than Switzerland, while 5,489 m (18,008 ft) Mt. St. Elias stands as the second-highest peak in the United States. The park is far from other mainstream Alaska attractions, so it offers visitors the chance to really experience "Wild Alaska," including massive glaciers and ice-fed rivers. The mountains, meadows, forests, rivers, lakes, and coast serve up plenty of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, rafting, mountaineering, hunting, and sea kayaking. The park prides itself on offering plenty of genuine wilderness and therefore limits the facilities it offers, so you'll need to be prepared with supplies.