41 days in Alaska Itinerary

41 days in Alaska Itinerary

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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
4
Haines
— 3 nights
Fly
5
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
Drive
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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 Kachemak Bay State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Holgate Glacier and Kayaking & Canoeing. 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.
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Seward — 2 nights

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're off to Skagway.
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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 Glacier Point Wilderness Safari and Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to State Street and Broadway Street and Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1. There's still lots to do: hike along Yakutania Point, stroll through Upper Dewey Lake, look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown, and examine the collection at Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & 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 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or 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.
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Haines — 3 nights

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 Chilkoot River. Let the collections at American Bald Eagle Foundation and Hammer Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Haines Brewing Company, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Port Chilkoot Distillery, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Haines trip builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or fly. In June in Haines, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sitka.
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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. Explore hidden gems such as Sheldon Jackson Museum and Off-Road Tours. Visiting Starrigavan Recreation Area and Heart Lake Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, get engrossed in the history at Sitka Centennial Visitors Center, take in the exciting artwork at Island Artists Gallery, and hike along Harbor Mountain Trail.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip planner.

Fly from Haines to Sitka in 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.
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Ketchikan — 3 nights

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
For shopping fun, head to Orca Jewels or Scanlon Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guard Island Lighthouse and St. John's Episcopal Church. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, get a new perspective on things with Snorkel Alaska, and walk around Settlers Cove State Recreational Site.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 4 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Visiting Perseverance National Recreation Trail and Gold Creek Flume Trail will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Juneau-Douglas City Museum and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church capture your imagination. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog, take in the exciting artwork at Juneau Arts & Humanities, admire the natural beauty at Juneau Rainforest Garden, and head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Juneau sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Valdez.
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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 Keystone Canyon. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive and Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Chugach National Forest, cast your line with Valdez Saltwater Adventures, take in the pleasant sights at Dock Point Park & Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Valdez Glacier Lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Valdez online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Valdez takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. June in Valdez sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Talkeetna.
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Talkeetna — 2 nights

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, 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 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or 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.
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Anchorage — 5 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Indian Valley Mine & Gifts and Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Head to Anchorage Market and Oomingmak, Musk Ox Producers' Co-operativefor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Seward Hwy, take in nature's colorful creations at Alaska Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at MotoQuest, and explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage tour itinerary maker site.

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 your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 6 nights

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 Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary. For shopping fun, head to Two Street Gallery LLC or Alaska House Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fairbanks: Delta Junction (Alaska Highway, Sullivan Roadhouse Historical Museum, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at HooDoo Brewing Company, don't miss a visit to Alaskan Pipeline, and walk around Golden Heart Plaza.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Anchorage to Fairbanks by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Fairbanks can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Fri).
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Alaska travel guide

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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.
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