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
— 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
— 3 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
— 2 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, trek along Deer Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, and explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ketchikan trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Ketchikan is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -19 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough 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, steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, hike along Herring Cove Trail, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Sitka route maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Juneau trip maker website.

Getting from Sitka to Juneau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can 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, examine the collection at Hammer Museum, explore the activities along Chilkoot River, and trek along Battery Point Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Haines day trip planning app.

Fly from Juneau to Haines in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Haines are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Wildlife · 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: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Klondike Brewing Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Skagway trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Haines to Skagway by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. June in Skagway sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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 27th (Sun) 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, meet the residents at Alaska Zoo, and stroll through Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

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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 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Talkeetna

— 3 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Talkeetna: Alaska Live Steamers (in Wasilla) and Denali State Park (in Trapper Creek). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, head outdoors with Hurricane Turn, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Talkeetna trip planning app.

Drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

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 10th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring at Wonder Lake. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip website.

You can 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 up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with University of Alaska Museum of the North, get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel Rocks Trail, and stop by Santa Claus House.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks route builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Fairbanks can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Valdez.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Valdez

— 2 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 17th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, and then see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Valdez vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Valdez takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Fairbanks in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Valdez: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to 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), don't miss a visit to Whittier Harbor and then take in the dramatic natural features at College Fiord. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Prince William Sound Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then hike along Portage Pass Trail.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Valdez to Whittier in 5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July in Whittier, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Whittier

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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 with an excursion to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park--about 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. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, browse the collection at Seward Community Library & Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seward Boat Harbor.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seward trip planner.

Traveling by car from Whittier to Seward takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Seward, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. 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. And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, shop like a local with Norman Lowell Gallery, and grab your bike and head to Homer Spit.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Alaska travel guide

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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.