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
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Haines
— 3 nights
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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 ©

Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Clam Gulch and Six Mile Creek. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pederson Glacier and Fox Island. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Exit Glacier and trek along Harding Ice Field Trail.

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 · Trails
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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 · Beaches

Side Trips

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 flight from Homer to Talkeetna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or 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 · Adventure
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. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with Denali Fly Fishing Guides.

Start your trip to Denali National Park and Preserve by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve by train takes about 5 hours. In January in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 10°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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 Dock Point Park & Trail. 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: explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier, take a memorable tour with Valdez Saltwater Adventures, and explore the activities along Valdez Glacier Lake.

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

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Valdez takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or 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 · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage vacation planner.

You can drive from Valdez to Anchorage in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January, Anchorage is a bit cooler than Valdez - with highs of 26°F and lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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 Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum 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 · Outdoors
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 ©

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

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 Fishing Charters & Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center and American Bald Eagle Foundation. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area, sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery, and get engrossed in the history at Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Haines sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Skagway to Haines by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Haines are 33°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
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 ©

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Juneau Arts & Humanities are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alaska Governor’s Mansion and Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eaglecrest Ski Area, hit the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents, appreciate the history behind Empty Chair Memorial, and identify plant and animal life at Steep Creek.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Juneau holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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 · Trails
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 Lutheran Church. Escape the urban bustle at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park 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, capture your vacation like a pro with A Whale's Song Expeditions, 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 fly; or 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 · Tours
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 ©

Salmon Capital of the World

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 The Rain Barrel. Explore hidden gems such as Ketchikan Helicopters and Rotary Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village, visit a coastal fixture at Guard Island Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, and see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan day trip planner.

You can fly from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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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