60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wrangell
— 2 nights
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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
— 4 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 7 nights
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 3 nights
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 6 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 4 nights
Fly
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Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 5 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 4 nights
Fly
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Palmer
— 3 nights
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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 engrossed in the history at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, and take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan trip planner.

New York City to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New York City to Ketchikan. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Ketchikan to be little chillier, around 54°F, while days are much colder, around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Wrangell.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Wrangell — 2 nights

The City and Borough of Wrangell is a borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 6th (Tue), stroll through Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site and then trek along Mt Dewey Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Wrangell Museum, then capture your vacation like a pro with Alaska Vistas, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Wrangell trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Ketchikan to Wrangell in 7.5 hours. July in Wrangell sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Sitka.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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: stroll through Alaska Raptor Center, admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, take a tour by water with S.E. Alaska Outdoor Adventures, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sitka trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wrangell to Sitka. July in Sitka sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Juneau — 6 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's still lots to do: get all the information you need at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Juneau day trip planning app.

Fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Haines.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Haines — 4 nights

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Go for a jaunt from Haines to Hoonah to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through The Kroschel Wildlife Center, get outside with 1st Choice Charters, contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkat River, and examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Haines journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Haines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Skagway.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

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: admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagway day trip website.

Ride a ferry from Haines to Skagway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or fly. In July in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Anchorage.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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.
When in Anchorage, make a side trip to see Boat Tours & Water Sports in Whittier, approximately Whittier away. Spend the 31st (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, cruise along Seward Hwy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage itinerary planner.

Getting from Skagway to Anchorage by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Anchorage are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Talkeetna.
Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

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 much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora, get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Byers Lake, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

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 10th (Tue) exploring at Wonder Lake. Spend the 8th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Fairbanks.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Fairbanks — 4 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden, gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and stroll through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

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

Do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Valdez.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Prince William Sound, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, and examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Valdez tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Valdez takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Fairbanks in August, you will find days in Valdez are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seward.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours
Side Trip

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.
Explore Seward's surroundings by going to Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a leisurely stroll along Miller's Landing, browse the collection at Seward Community Library & Museum, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seward travel route planning site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Valdez to Seward in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Homer.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Homer — 4 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Step out of Homer to go to Ninilchik and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Fill the 26th (Thu) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anchor River State Recreation Area, and take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Homer online travel route 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 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Palmer.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Palmer — 3 nights

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 27th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass and then go deep underground at Independence Mine State Historical Park. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on Knik Glacier Tours and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Palmer journey planning website.

Getting from Homer to Palmer by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.