34 days in Alaska Itinerary

34 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 4 nights
Fly
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Palmer
— 2 nights
Fly
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Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Shuttle to Talkeetna
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Talkeetna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Haines
— 3 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Philadelphia

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Homer

— 4 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Pratt Museum and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kachemak Bay State Park and Ptarmigan Arts. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on J Bear Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Norman Lowell Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and stroll around Bishop's Beach Park.

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Philadelphia to Homer is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Homer due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for much colder days in Homer, with highs around 62°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Palmer.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours

Palmer

— 2 nights
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Bodenburg Butte and then surround yourself with nature on Knik Glacier Tours. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Independence Mine State Historical Park and then appreciate the views at Hatcher Pass.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Palmer trip maker.

You can fly from Homer to Palmer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Valdez.

Things to do in Palmer

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Valdez

— 3 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Get a sense of the local culture at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive and Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Keystone Canyon and Worthington Glacier. Spend the 17th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of The Solomon Gulch Hatchery. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Valdez day trip planner.

Fly from Palmer to Valdez in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. June in Valdez sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Talkeetna

— 3 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aurora Dora and Talkeetna Historical Society Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Denali State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod in Willow (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, get outside with Hurricane Turn, and explore the activities along Byers Lake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Talkeetna trip builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Valdez to Talkeetna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. June in Talkeetna sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Anchorage

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and Imaginarium Discovery Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Friends of Eagle River Nature and Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram. Change things up with these side-trips from Anchorage: Whittier (Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Eklutna, make a trip to Seward Hwy, go deep underground at Crow Creek Mine, and stroll through Lake Hood Harbor.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Anchorage tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Talkeetna to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Skagway

— 4 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Get a sense of the local culture at State Street and Broadway Street and Trail of '98 Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Davidson Glacier and Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail. The adventure continues: make a trip to Gold Rush Cemetery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, hike along Yakutania Point, and take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives.

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Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Skagway takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Skagway, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Haines

— 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center and American Bald Eagle Foundation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Off-Road Tours. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Haines travel route planning site.

Ride a ferry from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. July in Haines sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Juneau

— 4 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 Cross Sound Express Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Eagle Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and head outdoors with Best Damn Charters.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 9th (Sat), stroll through Alaska Raptor Center, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): get curious at Sitka Sound Science Center and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sitka road trip planning site.

Fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Ketchikan

— 3 nights

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 11th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Caribou Creek Company, take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, then learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, and finally trek along Deer Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, identify plant and animal life at Snorkel Alaska, and then hike along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sitka to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Museums · Trails · Parks

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.