60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska tour planner

Make it your trip
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
Drive
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Whittier
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 5 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 5 nights
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 3 nights
Train
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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
Drive
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McCarthy
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Skagway
— 5 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 5 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 5 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 6 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Melbourne

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Anchorage

— 6 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: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Anchorage planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Anchorage is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Anchorage, you'll gain 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you will find days in Anchorage are cooler (10°C), and nights are slightly colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Whittier.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Whittier

— 3 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. Whittier is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the striking landscape at College Fiord, don't miss a visit to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, and go for a walk through Horsetail Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Whittier trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Whittier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anchorage in April: highs in Whittier hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Whittier

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seward: Crescent Lake (in Kenai), Alaska Salmon Chaser (in Cooper Landing) and Kenai Fjords National Park (Pederson Glacier & Exit Glacier). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seward route planner.

You can drive from Whittier to Seward in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Homer

— 5 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Get out of town with these interesting Homer side-trips: Saint Nicholas Chapel (in Kenai), Ninilchik (Key-O's Guide Service, Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, &more) and Soldotna (Alaska Berries, Soldotna Historical Society, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, immerse yourself in nature at Eveline State Recreation Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Creek Trail, and examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Homer day trip tool.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Homer sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Talkeetna

— 3 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Explore Talkeetna's surroundings by going to Denali State Park (in Trapper Creek) and Wasilla (Wasilla Museum & Visitor Center, Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: learn something new at Aurora Dora, walk around Talkeetna Lakes Park, appreciate the history behind Alaskan War Veterans Memorial, and make a trip to Cubby's Marketplace.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna day trip planning website.

Drive from Homer to Talkeetna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 5 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 15th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Denali Highway. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Lake Trail, see Off-Road Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve travel route planning site.

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Fairbanks

— 5 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
When in Fairbanks, make a side trip to see Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs, approximately Chena Hot Springs away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and go for a walk through Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In May in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to McCarthy.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

McCarthy

— 1 night
McCarthy is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wild Alpine - Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark and then hike along Root Glacier Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our McCarthy route planning site.

You can drive from Fairbanks to McCarthy in 8 hours. In May, daily temperatures in McCarthy can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in McCarthy

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

— 1 night
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
On the 25th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bartlett Cove.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from McCarthy to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Traveling from McCarthy in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Skagway

— 5 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Change things up with these side-trips from Skagway: Haines (American Bald Eagle Foundation, Hammer Museum, &more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Hoonah). The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at Junior Ranger Activity Center, sample the fine beverages at Skagway Spirits Distillery, contemplate the long history of Moore Cabin, and make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Skagway tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Skagway. May in Skagway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Juneau

— 5 nights

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Juneau holiday planner.

You can fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Juneau sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Sitka

— 5 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: admire the majestic nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, hike along Harbor Mountain Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Baranof Island Brewing Company, and admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitka vacation builder app.

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Ketchikan

— 6 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: explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, trek along Deer Mountain Trail, steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ketchikan sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sitka to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.