38 days in Alaska Itinerary

38 days in Alaska Itinerary

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38 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Lincoln
drive:  12​h
1
Fairbanks
— 4 nights
car:  5​h
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
car:  7​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 4 nights
taxi + bus:  4​h
5
Homer
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Hoonah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
10
Sitka
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h
11
Ketchikan
— 4 nights
ferry + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Lincoln

4
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
For shopping fun, head to University of Alaska Museum of the North or Santa Claus House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alaskan Pipeline and Immaculate Conception Parish. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Aurora Ice Museum, get your game on at Gold Daughters Alaska, and find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fairbanks tour itinerary builder app .

Lincoln to Fairbanks is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Lincoln to Fairbanks due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lincoln in May: high temperatures in Fairbanks hover around 61°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Alaskan Pipeline, Santa Claus House
Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Spend the 31st (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, see Off-Road Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Denali, and hike along Savage River Loop Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Denali National Park and Preserve trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd
Denali ©
Denali

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Oscar Anderson House Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop and The Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts. The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Girdwood Brewing Company, and get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Anchorage trip maker website .

Do a combination of train and car from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage in 7.5 hours. In June in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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.
Go for a jaunt from Seward to Kenai Fjords National Park to see Exit Glacier about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum, explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seward tour planner .

Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seward: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Get some cultural insight at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center and Bunnell Street Arts Center. Head to Norman Lowell Gallery and Art Shop Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Homer with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Ninilchik, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Homer Spit, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the majestic nature at Anchor River State Recreation Area, and pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Homer using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoonah.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Anchor River State Recreation Area, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum

1
night
Hoonah

Hoonah is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Icy Strait Brewing.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hoonah trip tool .

You can fly from Homer to Hoonah in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Hoonah

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Icy Strait Brewing ©
Icy Strait Brewing

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 16th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hoonah to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. In June in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

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

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Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center and Hammer Museum. Do your shopping at Alaska Art Colony and BearHead Photography Gallery. When in Skagway, make a side trip to see American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Klondike Brewing Company, and take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Skagway trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Skagway. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Haines
Highlights from your plan
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum ©
Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum

4
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll explore and learn at Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Fairweather Gallery and Gifts. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Juneau-Douglas City Museum ©
Juneau-Douglas City Museum
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company ©

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nights
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park and Sitka Lutheran Church. Get some historical perspective at Russian Bishop's House and St. Michael's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Island Artists Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum.

Plan my trip to Sitka with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Sitka sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

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

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nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Visit Creek Street and Totem Bight State Historical Park for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alaska Stone Art and The Point. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rotary Beach, and get your bearings at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ketchikan day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center

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