60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska sightseeing planner

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Train to London Heathrow, 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 Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 6 nights
Fly
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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 to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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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
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Homer
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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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.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan 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 identify plant and animal life at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary.

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

Exeter, UK to Ketchikan is an approximately 19-hour combination of train, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of 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.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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 plan 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, trek along Harbor Mountain Trail, and get to know the resident critters at Fortress of the Bear.

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Getting from Ketchikan to Sitka by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Sitka are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Juneau

— 6 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

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, contemplate the waterfront views at Inside Passage, 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.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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 travel to Haines.

Things to do in Hoonah

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Haines

— 5 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.
Haines is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Haines trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hoonah to Haines takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Haines are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Klondike Brewing Company, hike along Upper Dewey Lake, and take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Skagway vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Haines to Skagway in 1.5 hours. In June in Skagway, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Spend the 1st (Thu) on the rails with a train tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Anchorage sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Skagway to Anchorage in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Anchorage are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Palmer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

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.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Talkeetna

— 2 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, 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, then contemplate the waterfront views at Byers Lake, and then head outdoors with Hurricane Turn.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Talkeetna journey planner.

You can drive from Palmer to Talkeetna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, look for all kinds of wild species at Savage River Loop Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Discover how to plan a Denali National Park and Preserve trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Fairbanks

— 6 nights

The Golden Heart City

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 combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. 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 travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

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 plan 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 6.5 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.

Things to do in Valdez

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Seward

— 4 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.
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, take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, 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 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.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the majestic nature at Anchor River State Recreation Area, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and view the masterpieces at Art Shop Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Homer trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Seward to Homer by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

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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.