33 days in Alaska Itinerary

33 days in Alaska Itinerary

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33 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Amarillo
Fly + ferry:  11​h 30​min
1
Ketchikan
— 4 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h
2
Sitka
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Juneau
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hoonah
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  11​h 30​min
6
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 4 nights
train + Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Seward
— 4 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
9
Homer
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Amarillo

4
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village, and explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument.

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Amarillo to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Amarillo to Ketchikan. Traveling from Amarillo in July, you will find days in Ketchikan are colder (65°F), and nights are a bit cooler (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

3
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. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fortress of the Bear.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitka online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Juneau road trip planning app .

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August in Juneau, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier ©
Mendenhall Glacier
Amalga Distillery ©
Amalga Distillery

1
night
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve ©
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. August in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoonah.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©

1
night
Hoonah

Hoonah is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. On the 13th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Icy Strait Brewing, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoonah route app .

Explore your travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Hoonah with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Hoonah are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Hoonah

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Icy Strait Brewing ©
Icy Strait Brewing
Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center ©
Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center

4
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 Denali National Park and Preserve to go to Talkeetna and see Alaskan War Veterans Memorial, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 16th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Savage Alpine Trail, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Hoonah to Denali National Park and Preserve in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Alaskan War Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali ©
Denali
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd

4
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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, tour in style with a train tour, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and stroll through Eklutna Village Historic Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage by combination of train and car takes about 7.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Anchorage are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Rail Tours
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seward: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (in Soldotna) and Exit Glacier (in Kenai Fjords National Park). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seward trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Seward are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge ©
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

5
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Step out of Homer to go to Ninilchik and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Pratt Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grace Ridge Brewery.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Homer itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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