33 days in Alaska Itinerary

33 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cordova
— 1 night
Drive
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Valdez
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 6 nights
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Ketchikan

— 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 1st (Tue), walk around Saxman Native Village, then get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fish Creek Company, get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, then contemplate the long history of Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally get outside with Settlers Cove State Recreational Site.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan driving holiday website.

Mexico City, Mexico to Ketchikan is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mexico City to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Ketchikan, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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 3rd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fortress of the Bear.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sitka road trip website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Juneau

— 5 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and don't miss a visit to Shrine of St Therese.

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Getting from Sitka to Juneau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Sitka in March, expect Juneau to be little chillier, temps between 4°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cordova.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Cordova

— 1 night
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 10th (Thu), take in the views from Miles Glacier Bridge, then surround yourself with nature on Child’s Glacier Tours by The Riverside Inn, and then stroll through Points North Heli-Adventures.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cordova travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Juneau to Cordova in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Cordova

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Valdez

— 2 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier and then take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Valdez trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Cordova to Valdez with the Route module. In March in Valdez, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Seward

— 3 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.
Step out of Seward to go to Kenai Fjords National Park and see Exit Glacier, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seward trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Valdez to Seward in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit and then surround yourself with nature on J Bear Tours. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Homer trip builder tool.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Homer sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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.
Spend the 18th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 21st (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, have fun and explore at Alaska Museum of Science & Nature, contemplate the waterfront views at Cook Inlet, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Homer to Anchorage by car takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Homer in March, with highs in Anchorage at 1°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Talkeetna trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anchorage in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of -13°C in Talkeetna. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 3 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.
Spend the 27th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, get a dose of the wild on Dog Sledding Tours at EarthSong Lodge, identify plant and animal life at Savage River Loop Trail, and trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Fairbanks

— 6 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Change things up with a short trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 28th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at University of Alaska Museum of the North, get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and stroll through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fairbanks online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in March, things will get little chillier in Fairbanks: highs are around -5°C and lows about -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Alaska travel guide

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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.