60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip itinerary planner
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Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 5 nights
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 6 nights
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Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palmer
— 2 nights
Fly
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Homer
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 5 nights
Drive
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Whittier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 7 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Haines
— 4 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 6 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 4 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 5 nights
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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, 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 engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Valdez online tour itinerary builder.

Tampa to Valdez is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Tampa to Valdez due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tampa in June: high temperatures in Valdez hover around 66°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 5 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, don't miss a visit to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point, and stroll through Angel Rocks Trail.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Fairbanks tour planner.

Fly from Valdez to Fairbanks in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Spend the 12th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, and view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Talkeetna.
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Talkeetna — 2 nights

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 16th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, then look for gifts at Aurora Dora, and finally see Off-Road Tours. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Byers Lake.

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Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna by train takes about 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Talkeetna can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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 18th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Knik Glacier Tours and then admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Palmer itinerary planner.

Drive from Talkeetna to Palmer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly 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 21st (Tue) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery, and shop like a local with Norman Lowell Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Homer trip maker.

You can fly from Palmer to Homer in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Homer sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Seward.
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Seward — 5 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.
Explore Seward's surroundings by going to Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the striking landscape at Bear Glacier, explore the activities along Seward Boat Harbor, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Seward route planner.

Drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Seward sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Whittier.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): trek along Portage Pass Trail and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Prince William Sound Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at College Fiord.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Whittier trip builder app.

You can drive from Seward to Whittier in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 7 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.
Make the 4th (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. Spend the 5th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, walk around Kincaid Park, and cruise along Seward Hwy.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage trip planner.

Traveling by car from Whittier to Anchorage takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Anchorage is a bit warmer than Whittier - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Skagway.
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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: take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Klondike Brewing Company, hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Skagway trip planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Skagway by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Haines.
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Haines — 4 nights

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Take a break from Haines with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hoonah, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, head outdoors with 1st Choice Charters, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Haines route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 6 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
When in Juneau, make a side trip to see Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, approximately Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve away. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) 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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alaska Raptor Center, see what you can catch with Classic Casting Adventures, trek along Herring Cove Trail, and admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sitka day trip planning app.

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July in Sitka, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.
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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: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, and stroll through Deer Mountain Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ketchikan road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) 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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