53 days in Alaska Itinerary

53 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 4 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 6 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Haines
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoonah
— 1 night
Fly
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Homer
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 4 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
Drive
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Valdez
— 3 nights
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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to C Street & 7Th Avenue Ssw, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 5 nights
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Ketchikan

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail, and steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center.

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Oslo, Norway to Ketchikan is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Ketchikan is minus 10 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oslo in June: highs in Ketchikan hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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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. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, get to know the resident critters at Fortress of the Bear, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and hike along Herring Cove Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sitka road trip website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier.

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Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Juneau, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Skagway is known for museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, see the interesting displays at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

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You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

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Haines

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.
Haines is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Haines online trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Haines are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Haines

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haines to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. In July in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoonah.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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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 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Icy Strait Brewing.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Hoonah. In July, daytime highs in Hoonah are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Hoonah

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Homer side-trips: Russian River (in Kenai) and Soldotna (Kenai National Wildlife Refuge & Kenai River Brewing Company). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Homer day trip app.

Getting from Hoonah to Homer by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Homer sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Seward

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Exit Glacier & Harding Ice Field Trail). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, appreciate the history behind Mt. Marathon, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seward road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Anchorage

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.
When in Anchorage, make a side trip to see Boat Tours & Water Sports in Whittier, approximately Whittier away. There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage day trip app.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Valdez

Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Valdez is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, explore the activities along Valdez Glacier Lake, take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon, and take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Valdez online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Valdez takes 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Valdez are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Museums

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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.
Denali National Park and Preserve is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and look for gifts at Wild about Denali.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Valdez to Denali National Park and Preserve in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. July in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Fairbanks is known for museums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park, identify plant and animal life at Large Animal Research Station, have fun at Gold Daughters Alaska, and deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Fairbanks trip itinerary builder site.

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. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.