60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fairbanks
— 6 nights
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
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Talkeetna
— 3 nights
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Palmer
— 3 nights
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Valdez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cordova
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 4 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 5 nights
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Anchorage
— 8 nights
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Skagway
— 4 nights
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Haines
— 5 nights
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Sitka
— 4 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 6 nights
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Fairbanks — 6 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Step out of Fairbanks with an excursion to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Steese Hwy. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, look for gifts at Santa Claus House, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks driving holiday planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Fairbanks is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 10 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ljubljana in April: high temperatures in Fairbanks hover around 7°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 3 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 10th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, surround yourself with nature on Dog Sledding Tours at EarthSong Lodge, and trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Talkeetna.
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Talkeetna — 3 nights

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Step out of Talkeetna to go to Willow and see Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: expand your horizons at Aurora Dora, take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and sample the tasty concoctions at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna visit planner.

You can take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Palmer.
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Palmer — 3 nights

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Palmer is known for nature, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Matanuska Glacier, don't miss a visit to Alaska Live Steamers, experience rural life at Musk Ox Farm, and admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Palmer travel site.

Drive from Talkeetna to Palmer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Palmer can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Valdez.
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Valdez — 2 nights

Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): go for a walk through Dock Point Park & Trail, then take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, and then see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier and then delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Valdez trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Palmer to Valdez by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Palmer in April: high temperatures in Valdez hover around 3°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Cordova.
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Cordova — 1 night

Cordova, is a small town located near the mouth of the Copper River in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States, at the head of Orca Inlet on the east side of Prince William Sound. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Points North Heli-Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Child’s Glacier Tours by The Riverside Inn, and then take in the views from Miles Glacier Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Cordova trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Valdez to Cordova. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Valdez in April: highs in Cordova hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seward.
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Seward — 4 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.
Step out of Seward with an excursion to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, pause for some photo ops at Benny Benson Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seward road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Cordova to Seward with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Homer.
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Homer — 5 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Homer is known for wildlife, museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on J Bear Tours, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Homer Brewing Company, and kick back and relax at Homer Spit.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Homer travel route planning app.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 8 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 29th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 4th (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Homer to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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. Skagway is known for museums, parks, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, sample the fine beverages at Skagway Spirits Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum, and don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Skagway online day trip planner.

You can fly from Anchorage to Skagway in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Skagway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Haines.
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Haines — 5 nights

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Step out of Haines with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hoonah--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, explore the activities along Chilkoot River, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and tee off at Valley of the Eagles Golf Links & Driving Range.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Haines online route maker.

Traveling by ferry from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. May in Haines sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, and meet the residents at Fortress of the Bear.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sitka attractions planning website.

You can fly from Haines to Sitka in 5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Haines in May, expect nights in Sitka to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Ketchikan.
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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: admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saxman Native Village, and walk around Potlatch Totem Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ketchikan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 6 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents, don't miss a visit to Trickster Company, stay fit while traveling at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa, and stroll through Eaglecrest Ski Area.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Juneau sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly 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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