41 days in Alaska Itinerary

41 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip itinerary 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
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Haines
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sitka
— 3 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly
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Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Shuttle to Talkeetna
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Talkeetna
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 6 nights
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Homer

— 4 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Step off the beaten path and head to Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Holgate Glacier. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Kachemak Bay State Park. There's more to do: examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Homer trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Homer is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 14.5 hours. In May, Homer is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for gifts at Irbi Knives and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church, get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Marathon, and finally hike along Tonsina Creek Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seward trip builder site.

You can drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Skagway.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Skagway

— 4 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 Midnight Sun Excursions, Alcan Outfitters, Gold Rush Cemetery, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Davidson Glacier and Yakutania Point. Step off the beaten path and head to State Street and Broadway Street and Upper Dewey Lake. There's still lots to do: hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, see the interesting displays at Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum, look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown, and get engrossed in the history at Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Skagway trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Skagway in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 3rd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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 in touch with nature at The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Let the collections at American Bald Eagle Foundation and Hammer Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Haines Brewing Company, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Port Chilkoot Distillery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Haines road trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. In June in Haines, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Sitka

— 3 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. Popular historic sites such as Baranof Castle State Historical Site and Sitka Lutheran Church are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Off-Road Tours and Herring Cove Trail. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Island Artists Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, and hike along Heart Lake Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sitka trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Haines to Sitka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Sitka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
For shopping fun, head to Scanlon Gallery or Orca Jewels. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guard Island Lighthouse and St. John's Episcopal Church. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Snorkel Alaska, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, stroll through Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, and get a dose of the wild on Northern Tours of Alaska.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Juneau

— 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Shop till you drop at Caribou Crossings and Juneau Arts & Humanities. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog and Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. And it doesn't end there: trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, don't miss a visit to St. Nicholas, delve into the lush surroundings at Treadwell Historic Mine Trail, and head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

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

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Valdez

— 3 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Step out of the city life by going to Columbia Glacier and Valdez Saltwater Adventures. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive and Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Valdez Glacier Lake, take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, and take in the pleasant sights at Dock Point Park & Trail.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Valdez itinerary planner.

You can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Talkeetna

— 2 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod, then make a trip to Cubby's Marketplace, and finally hunt for treasures at Artisans Open Air Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Susitna Salmon Center, take in the exciting artwork at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Talkeetna Riverfront Park, then stroll around Talkeetna Lakes Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Talkeetna trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Valdez to Talkeetna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seward Hwy and Indian Valley Mine & Gifts. Get in touch with nature at Westchester Lagoon and Beluga Point. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Hood Harbor, don't miss a visit to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram, get to know the fascinating history of Point Woronzof, and get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage online tour builder.

You can drive from Talkeetna to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Anchorage sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Fairbanks

— 6 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Escape the urban bustle at Angel Rocks Trail and Alaska Highway. For shopping fun, head to Two Street Gallery LLC or Alaska House Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fairbanks: Delta Junction (Sullivan Roadhouse Historical Museum & The Knotty Shop). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Parish, steep yourself in history at Alaskan Pipeline, and sample the tasty concoctions at HooDoo Brewing Company.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fairbanks online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Fairbanks are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

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.