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
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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Anchorage
— 7 nights
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 2 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
— 5 nights
Fly
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Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Whittier
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Whittier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 4 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 5 nights
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Bus to Soldotna Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce, Taxi to Kenai, Fly to Sydney

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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 to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, and stroll around Saxman Native Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Ketchikan day trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Ketchikan is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -19 hour difference. June in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sitka trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Sitka sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. 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.
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 12th (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: get answers to all your questions at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, make a trip to Shrine of St Therese, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Juneau trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Step out of Haines with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hoonah--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, trek along Battery Point Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Port Chilkoot Distillery, and explore the activities along Chilkat River.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Haines sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Haines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 20th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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, parks, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Klondike Brewing Company, look for gifts at Alaska Artworks, and admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Skagway online road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

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.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, stroll through Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Anchorage route maker.

You can fly from Skagway to Anchorage in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Talkeetna

— 2 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), appreciate the history behind Alaskan War Veterans Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Byers Lake, and then get outside with Hurricane Turn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, savor the flavors at Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Talkeetna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

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 9th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring at Wonder Lake. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali, trek along Savage Alpine Trail, and stroll through Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Fairbanks

— 5 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks, examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and stroll through Large Animal Research Station.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Fairbanks online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Valdez.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Prince William Sound, take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the striking landscape of Chugach National Forest.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Valdez journey maker tool.

You can fly from Fairbanks to Valdez in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Whittier.

Things to do in Valdez

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Whittier

— 2 nights
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. On the 19th (Mon), make a trip to Whittier Harbor and then take in the dramatic natural features at College Fiord. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Prince William Sound Museum, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then hike along Portage Pass Trail.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Whittier route maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Valdez to Whittier in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Whittier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Step out of Seward to go to Kenai Fjords National Park and see Exit Glacier, which is approximately 32 minutes away. On the 21st (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, explore the activities along Seward Boat Harbor, take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, and take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seward trip itinerary app.

Drive from Whittier to Seward in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Homer

— 5 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 29th (Thu) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery, stroll around Bishop's Beach Park, and browse the exhibits of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Homer trip planner.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Homer sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.