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
— 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 Hoonah
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Hoonah
— 1 night
Fly
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Haines
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Skagway
— 5 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Palmer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 6 nights
Fly
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Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 4 nights
Drive
14
Homer
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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Ketchikan — 5 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: get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, steep yourself in history at Totem Bight State Historical Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saxman Native Village, and hike along Deer Mountain Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan tour itinerary planner.

Exeter, UK to Ketchikan is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Ketchikan is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can 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, steep yourself in history at Sitka Lutheran Church, see Off-Road Tours, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fortress of the Bear.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sitka using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June in Sitka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 6 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Juneau trip builder site.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hoonah.
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Hoonah — 1 night

Hoonah is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. On the 17th (Thu), make a trip to Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hoonah trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Hoonah takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Hoonah sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Haines.
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Haines — 5 nights

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Haines is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, and see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Haines itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Hoonah to Haines in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. June in Haines sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) 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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point Wilderness Safari, take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, see the interesting displays at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Skagway online itinerary builder.

Getting from Haines to Skagway by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 6 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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, make a trip to Seward Hwy, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

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Traveling by flight from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Anchorage sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle 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. On the 4th (Sun), hike along Bodenburg Butte, relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Knik Glacier Tours, admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass, then trek along Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bearpaw River Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Palmer trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a shuttle from Anchorage to Palmer in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Palmer can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Talkeetna.
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Talkeetna — 2 nights

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the exciting artwork at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Susitna Salmon Center. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Alaskan War Veterans Memorial and then explore the activities along Byers Lake.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna trip planner.

You can drive from Palmer to Talkeetna in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Talkeetna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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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 12th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Denali, and relax in the rural setting at Dog Gone It.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 6 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Step out of Fairbanks to go to Chena Hot Springs and see Chena Hot Springs Resort, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 16th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fairbanks travel route planner.

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough 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, explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon, examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Valdez online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Valdez takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Fairbanks, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Valdez, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Seward.
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Seward — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seward road trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Valdez to Seward takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Homer.
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Homer — 4 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 27th (Tue) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Homer Spit, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Norman Lowell Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Dean Family Farm and Art Studios Tour and The Dean Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Homer online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Homer sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel 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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