58 days in Alaska Itinerary

58 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska route planner
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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 Juneau
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Juneau
— 6 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Anchorage
— 7 nights
Shuttle
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Palmer
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Train
9
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 6 nights
Fly
10
Fairbanks
— 5 nights
Fly
11
Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
12
Seward
— 5 nights
Drive
13
Homer
— 4 nights
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Bus to Soldotna Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce, Taxi to Kenai, Fly to Sydney

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Ketchikan — 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stroll through Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ketchikan driving holiday site.

Sydney, Australia to Ketchikan is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Ketchikan is minus 19 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.
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Sitka — 4 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. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, get to know the resident critters at Fortress of the Bear, and take a tour by water with Classic Casting Adventures.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sitka online holiday planner.

Getting from Ketchikan to Sitka by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 6 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Take a break from Juneau with a short trip to Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's still lots to do: get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip planner.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Haines.
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Haines — 4 nights

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
When in Haines, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hoonah, approximately Hoonah away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Kroschel Wildlife Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkat River, examine the collection at Hammer Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Chilkat State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Haines trip maker app.

You can fly from Juneau to Haines in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Haines sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Skagway.
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Side Trip

Skagway — 3 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Skagway is known for museums, parks, and adventure. Your trip 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, sample the tasty concoctions at Klondike Brewing Company, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Skagway trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Haines to Skagway by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 7 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.
Spend the 16th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, cruise along Seward Hwy, stroll through Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and meet the residents at Alaska Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Palmer.
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Palmer — 2 nights

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm and then identify plant and animal life at Knik Glacier Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, then relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm, and then admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palmer trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Anchorage to Palmer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Palmer, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car 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 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along Byers Lake. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, then get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then learn and have fun at Aurora Dora, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Palmer to Talkeetna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Talkeetna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 6 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.
Spend the 28th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring at Wonder Lake. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve online trip maker.

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 4 hours. In July in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 5 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus House, and admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden.

To plan Fairbanks vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (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. Valdez is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Chugach National Forest, see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier, and get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Valdez trip app.

You can fly from Fairbanks to Valdez in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Fairbanks in August, expect nights in Valdez to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Seward.
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Seward — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Exit Glacier & Harding Ice Field Trail). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Marathon, take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, and contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seward online attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Valdez to Seward in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Homer.
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Homer — 4 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 14th (Sun) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and sample the tasty concoctions at Homer Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Homer trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Homer sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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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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