60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska visit planner

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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

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, stroll through Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, and immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our 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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Ketchikan are much colder (65°F), and nights are little chillier (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wrangell.

Things to do in Ketchikan

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.

Things to do in Wrangell

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, get outside with S.E. Alaska Outdoor Adventures, and trek along Harbor Mountain Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sitka day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wrangell to Sitka. In July, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Juneau

— 6 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

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.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Haines

— 4 nights

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

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 Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, 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.

Things to do in Haines

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: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, and view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Skagway trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Haines to Skagway in 1.5 hours. In July in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Anchorage

— 7 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.
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.

Things to do in Anchorage

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 still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, make a trip to Nagley's Store, contemplate the waterfront views at Byers Lake, and get outside with Hurricane Turn.

Plan trip to Talkeetna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Talkeetna sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

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. 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 travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Fairbanks

— 4 nights

The Golden Heart City

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 do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. 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.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · 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 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.

Things to do in Valdez

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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.
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 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.

Things to do in Seward

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 44 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.

Things to do in Homer

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.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

4.5
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.