60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 6 nights
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Whittier
— 2 nights
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Seward
— 5 nights
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Homer
— 4 nights
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Palmer
— 2 nights
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Talkeetna
— 3 nights
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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
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Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly to Haines, Ferry to Skagway
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Skagway
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Haines
— 4 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 6 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 5 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
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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.
Make the 5th (Sun) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. Spend the 7th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

Before you visit Anchorage, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Charlotte to Anchorage is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Anchorage is minus 4 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in June: highs in Anchorage hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Whittier.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Trails
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 8th (Wed), stroll through Portage Pass Trail and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Prince William Sound Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at College Fiord.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Whittier trip site.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Whittier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anchorage in June: high temperatures in Whittier hover around 59°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Seward.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trip

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Seward: Alaska Salmon Chaser (in Cooper Landing) and Kenai Fjords National Park (Exit Glacier & Harding Ice Field Trail). Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier, pause for some serene contemplation at Resurrection Lutheran Church, and explore the activities along Seward Boat Harbor.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Seward vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Whittier to Seward takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Seward sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.
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Side Trips

Homer — 4 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 18th (Sat) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get answers to all your questions at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, kick back and relax at Homer Spit, and learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Homer trip planning tool.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Palmer.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Palmer — 2 nights

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 19th (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm and then surround yourself with nature on Knik Glacier Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Palmer route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Homer to Palmer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Talkeetna.
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip

Talkeetna — 3 nights

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Step out of Talkeetna to go to Trapper Creek and see Denali State Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora, take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and get outside with Hurricane Turn.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Palmer to Talkeetna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Talkeetna, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Side Trip

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 28th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring at Wonder Lake. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, identify plant and animal life at Savage River Loop Trail, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Denali.

To find out how to plan a trip to Denali National Park and Preserve, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) 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 1st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, make a trip to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point, gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Large Animal Research Station.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Valdez.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trip

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 a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Valdez online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Valdez takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Fairbanks in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Valdez: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Skagway.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours
Side Trip

Skagway — 3 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, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Klondike Brewing Company, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Skagway day trip app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Valdez to Skagway in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to ride a 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.
When in Haines, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hoonah, approximately Hoonah away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, take an in-depth tour of Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and get outside with 1st Choice Charters.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Haines trip planner.

Getting from Skagway to Haines by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Juneau.
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Side Trip

Juneau — 6 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough 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, admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sitka.
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Sitka — 5 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, cast your line with Classic Casting Adventures, immerse yourself in nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fortress of the Bear.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sitka road trip site.

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 July, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly 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.