60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska journey maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
1
Ketchikan
— 5 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
2
Sitka
— 4 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
3
Juneau
— 7 nights
Fly
4
Kodiak Island
— 4 nights
Unknown
5
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 4 nights
Train
6
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Anchorage, Fly to Valdez
7
Valdez
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Cordova
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Seward
— 5 nights
Drive
10
Homer
— 5 nights
Drive
11
Whittier
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Anchorage
— 8 nights
Fly
13
Fairbanks
— 7 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

Ketchikan

— 5 nights

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Misty Fjords National Monument, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, hike along Deer Mountain Trail, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Ketchikan is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in April; daily highs in Ketchikan reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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 zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Baranof Island Brewing Company, get curious at Sitka Sound Science Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sitka day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Juneau

— 7 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Step out of Juneau with an excursion to Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve--about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Shrine of St Therese.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip planner.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Juneau are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kodiak Island.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Kodiak Island

— 4 nights
Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak Island boasts a plethora of outdoor activities all year round.
Kodiak Island is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with Fish N' Chips Charters, brush up on your military savvy at Kodiak Military History Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kodiak Laboratory Aquarium & Touch Tank, and see the interesting displays at The Baranov Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodiak Island vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Kodiak Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. When traveling from Juneau in May, plan for little chillier days in Kodiak Island, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. You will leave for Denali National Park and Preserve on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Kodiak Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Spend the 8th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take a memorable tour with Dog Sledding Tours at EarthSong Lodge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kodiak Island to Denali National Park and Preserve. Traveling from Kodiak Island in May, expect nights in Denali National Park and Preserve to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Talkeetna

— 2 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll around Talkeetna Lakes Park, immerse yourself in nature at Talkeetna Riverfront Park, then take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): stop by Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop, make a trip to Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod, don't miss a visit to Cubby's Marketplace, then sample the tasty concoctions at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room, then view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna trip planner.

You can take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Valdez

— 3 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Valdez is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Prince William Sound, take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier, and go for a walk through Dock Point Park & Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Valdez holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Talkeetna to Valdez takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Talkeetna in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Valdez, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cordova.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cordova

— 2 nights
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. On the 17th (Mon), explore the activities along Copper River and then surround yourself with nature on Child’s Glacier Tours by The Riverside Inn. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Points North Heli-Adventures.

Plan my day in Cordova using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Valdez to Cordova. When traveling from Valdez in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordova: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Cordova

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Seward

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seward side-trips: Crescent Lake (in Kenai), Vagt Lake Trail (in Moose Pass) and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (in Soldotna). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Harding Ice Field Trail, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, and get engrossed in the history at Chugach Heritage Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seward road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cordova to Seward. May in Seward sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Homer

— 5 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Venture out of the city with trips to Kenai Beach (in Kenai), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Ninilchik) and Soldotna (Soldotna Historical Society & Kenai River Brewing Company). There's still lots to do: get answers to all your questions at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, walk around Bishop's Beach Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Ptarmigan Arts, and contemplate the waterfront views at Anchor River.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Homer trip builder tool.

Drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Whittier.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Whittier

— 2 nights
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. On the 29th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Whittier Harbor and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Portage Pass Trail and then don't miss a visit to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Whittier trip planner.

Getting from Homer to Whittier by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Whittier

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Anchorage

— 8 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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Kincaid Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Cook Inlet, engage your brain at Imaginarium Discovery Center, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Anchorage trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Whittier to Anchorage takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Fairbanks

— 7 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Go for a jaunt from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs to see Chena Hot Springs Resort about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Large Animal Research Station.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fairbanks online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Anchorage to Fairbanks in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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.