60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 5 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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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
— 5 nights
Fly
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Palmer
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Anchorage
— 7 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 5 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 6 nights
Fly
10
Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 6 nights
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 6 nights
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Ketchikan — 5 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get outside with Alaska Coastal Quest, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ketchikan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Orlando to Ketchikan is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in July, with highs in Ketchikan at 65°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel 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 zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, stroll through Harbor Mountain Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and take an in-depth tour of Sitka Centennial Visitors Center.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sitka day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. July in Sitka sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 6 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Step out of Juneau to go to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and see Bartlett Cove, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and get answers to all your questions at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Juneau trip planner.

Fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Haines.
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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.
When in Haines, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hoonah, approximately Hoonah away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, head outdoors with 1st Choice Charters, get interesting insight from Tours, and sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Haines route planning tool.

You can fly from Juneau to Haines in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Skagway.
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Skagway — 5 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Skagway is known for museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, and examine the collection at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Skagway online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Palmer.
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Palmer — 2 nights

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm, relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Knik Glacier Tours, then appreciate the views at Hatcher Pass, and then immerse yourself in nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Palmer trip site.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Palmer takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Palmer are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Anchorage.
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Side Trip

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.
Make the 3rd (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip maker website.

You can take a shuttle from Palmer to Anchorage in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Seward.
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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: Kenai Fjords National Park (Exit Glacier & Harding Ice Field Trail). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Bear Glacier, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seward trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Homer.
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Homer — 6 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Homer: Soldotna (Soldotna Historical Society, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, &more) and Eveline State Recreation Area (in Fritz Creek). Fill the 11th (Fri) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Homer trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Homer are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Valdez.
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Prince William Sound, examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon, and explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Valdez road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Homer to Valdez takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Valdez are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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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.
When in Denali National Park and Preserve, make a side trip to see Byers Lake in Talkeetna, approximately Talkeetna away. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve online holiday planner.

Fly from Valdez to Denali National Park and Preserve in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Valdez in August, expect nights in Denali National Park and Preserve to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 6 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Fairbanks is known for museums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, don't miss a visit to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point, stop by Santa Claus House, and find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Fairbanks trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Fairbanks sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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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