31 days in Alaska Itinerary

31 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska holiday planner

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Fly
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Homer
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Skagway
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Haines
— 1 night
Fly
5
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly
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Valdez
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Train
11
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
12
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
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Homer

— 4 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Kachemak Bay State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Holgate Glacier and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Homer trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Homer is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 14.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Homer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Homer to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Seward

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with Kenai Fjords Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seward tour planner.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Skagway.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Skagway

— 2 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Your day by day itinerary now includes Alaskan Fudge Company, Alcan Outfitters and Midnight Sun Excursions. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): make a short side trip with Midnight Sun Excursions, examine the collection at Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum, and then stop by Alaskan Fudge Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): get outside with Alcan Outfitters, then explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier, and then contemplate the long history of State Street and Broadway Street.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Skagway trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Skagway in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seward, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Skagway, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Haines

— 1 night

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.
To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Haines road trip website.

Getting from Skagway to Haines by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Haines can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Sitka

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): hike along Heart Lake Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Starrigavan Recreation Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Harbor Mountain Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sitka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Sitka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Misty Fjords National Monument has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Snorkel Alaska, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, then get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then stop by The Rain Barrel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church. On the next day, trek along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, and then trek along Deer Mountain Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Juneau

— 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nugget Falls as well as Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Visiting Perseverance National Recreation Trail and Best Damn Charters will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as The Whale Project and Eagle Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Juneau Rainforest Garden, head outdoors with Ward Air, identify plant and animal life at Steep Creek, and don't miss a visit to Trickster Company.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Valdez

— 2 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Your day by day itinerary now includes Worthington Glacier as well as The Solomon Gulch Hatchery. On the 10th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier, explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon, explore the activities along Valdez Glacier Lake, then delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, and finally explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Valdez online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Juneau to Valdez in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Beluga Point, Friends of Eagle River Nature, Chugach State Park, and other attractions you added. Visiting Seward Hwy and Alaska Botanical Garden will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Lake Hood Harbor and The Roundhouse at Alyeska. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Point Woronzof, trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, and don't miss a visit to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Anchorage fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Valdez to Anchorage by car takes about 5.5 hours. June in Anchorage sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Talkeetna

— 2 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Byers Lake. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Talkeetna Riverfront Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room, walk around Talkeetna Lakes Park, then make a trip to Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod, and finally explore the activities along Byers Lake.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Talkeetna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mt. Healy Overlook Trail and Wild about Denali. Visiting Savage Alpine Trail and Denali will get you outdoors. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring at Wonder Lake. The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Fairbanks

— 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Large Animal Research Station, Antler Arch, Running Reindeer Ranch, and other attractions you added. Get in touch with nature at Angel Rocks Trail and Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alaska Highway and Golden Heart Plaza. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Fairbanks Ice Museum, admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Alaskan Pipeline, and take a memorable drive along Elliott Highway.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fairbanks trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. June in Fairbanks sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.