47 days in Alaska Itinerary

47 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip builder

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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 4 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kenai Fjords National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Fly to Zachar Bay Seaplane Base
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Kodiak Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Drive to Talkeetna
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 4 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly
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Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly
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Haines
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 3 nights
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Wrangell
— 3 nights
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll through Westchester Lagoon, stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Point Woronzof, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hood Harbor. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Turnagain Arm, then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Alaska Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip itinerary maker website.

Miami to Anchorage is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Miami in June: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Seward

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Holgate Glacier. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Marathon and Tonsina Creek Trail. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Bear Glacier, observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, explore the activities along Bear Creek Weir, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seward trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in July, you will find days in Seward are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 6th (Tue), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit, cast your line with a fishing tour, get all the information you need at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally get outside with Brooks Alaskan Adventures - Private Day Charters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial, learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery, take a peaceful walk through Carl E. Wynn Nature Center, then take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Shop Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Homer trip builder app.

Getting from Seward to Homer by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Homer sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Kenai Fjords National Park

— 3 nights

Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the activities along Six Mile Creek and then take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Clam Gulch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Harding Ice Field Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pederson Glacier, and finally step off the mainland to explore Fox Island.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kenai Fjords National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Homer to Kenai Fjords National Park with the Route module. July in Kenai Fjords National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kodiak Island.

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Kodiak Island

— 3 nights
Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak Island boasts a plethora of outdoor activities all year round.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Herman's Chapel and Kodiak Military History Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Fish N' Chips Charters and Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Main Office, take an in-depth tour of Alutiiq Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Women's Bay, and kick back and relax at Fossil Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kodiak Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kenai Fjords National Park to Kodiak Island with the Route module. July in Kodiak Island sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Kodiak Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kodiak Island to Talkeetna. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kodiak Island in July: highs in Talkeetna hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 4 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 Savage River Loop Trail and Wonder Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Denali and Mt. Healy Overlook Trail. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, experience rural life at Dog Gone It, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Fairbanks

— 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Take a break from the city and head to Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Angel Rocks Trail and Georgeson Botanical Garden. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, contemplate the long history of Alaskan Pipeline, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Parish, and view the masterpieces at Alaska House Art Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks road trip app.

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. July in Fairbanks sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Valdez

— 3 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Discover out-of-the-way places like Worthington Glacier and Columbia Glacier. Get in touch with nature at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery and Boat Tours & Water Sports. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon, examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, and explore the activities along Valdez Glacier Lake.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Valdez road trip app.

You can fly from Fairbanks to Valdez in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fairbanks in July: highs in Valdez hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Haines.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery, contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area, and head outdoors with 1st Choice Charters.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Haines tour app.

You can fly from Valdez to Haines in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Skagway

— 3 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gold Rush Cemetery and Moore Cabin. Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1 and Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Dewey Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Pullen Creek Stream Walk, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Klondike Brewing Company, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Skagway trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails

Juneau

— 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Annie Kaill's Fine Crafts Gallery. Get outdoors at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Northern Passages and Glacier Bay. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Best Damn Charters, get interesting insight from Tours, hike along Gold Creek Flume Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Steep Creek.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Juneau travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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. On the 6th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, trek along Herring Cove Trail, then step into the grandiose world of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, and finally stroll through Heart Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Classic Casting Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Starrigavan Recreation Area, trek along Harbor Mountain Trail, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and finally get curious at Sitka Sound Science Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sitka trip builder app.

Fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Sitka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wrangell.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Wrangell

— 3 nights
The City and Borough of Wrangell is a borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Escape the urban bustle at Alaska Vistas and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Wrangell Museum and Shakes Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Stikine River, identify plant and animal life at Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Dewey Trail, and kick back and relax at Petroglyph Beach State Historical Site.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wrangell online route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sitka to Wrangell. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Wrangell

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 12th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, hike along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and finally stroll through Deer Mountain Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get advice or help at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, take in the exciting artwork at Scanlon Gallery, get a dose of the wild on Northern Tours of Alaska, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wrangell to Ketchikan. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Alaska travel guide

4.6
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.