60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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60 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Fairbanks
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Talkeetna
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Homer
— 5 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Seward
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Valdez
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Hoonah
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
10
Haines
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Skagway
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
12
Juneau
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
13
Sitka
— 4 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h
14
Ketchikan
— 5 nights
ferry + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: London

5
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
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. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, stop by Santa Claus House, get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, and gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fairbanks tour itinerary builder tool .

London, UK to Fairbanks is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Fairbanks can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Chena Hot Springs Resort, Santa Claus House
Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

5
nights
Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve ©
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 3rd (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, relax in the rural setting at Dog Gone It, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali ©
Denali
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Go for a jaunt from Talkeetna to Palmer to see Independence Mine State Historical Park about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora, stop by Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop, see Off-Road Tours, and appreciate the history behind Alaskan War Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Talkeetna trip planner .

You can take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Independence Mine State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

5
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Homer: Ninilchik (Fishing Charters & Tours & Key-O's Guide Service). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Homer Spit, and learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Talkeetna to Homer in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. When traveling from Talkeetna in July, plan for slightly colder days in Homer, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ninilchik
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Photography Tours
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

5
nights
Seward

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, and explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seward trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Seward, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kenai Fjords National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and admire the majestic nature at Chugach State Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip maker site .

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. In July in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seward Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

3
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Valdez is known for nature, wildlife, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Columbia Glacier, examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Valdez travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Valdez takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Valdez are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon

1
day
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve ©
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve online vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Valdez to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. July in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoonah.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©

1
night
Hoonah

Hoonah is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hoonah online visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Hoonah. In July, daytime highs in Hoonah are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Hoonah

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center ©
Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center

5
nights
Haines

Haines ©
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, nature, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, and explore the activities along Chilkat River.

Plan a Haines trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Hoonah to Haines in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

5
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Skagway is known for adventure, museums, wildlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, and don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Skagway day trip website .

Traveling by car from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Jewell Gardens ©
Jewell Gardens
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier

5
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Sitka

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. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, hike along Herring Cove Trail, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fortress of the Bear.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sitka visit planner .

Getting from Juneau to Sitka by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. August in Sitka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

5
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, hike along Deer Mountain Trail, and stroll around Saxman Native Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

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