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
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Palmer
— 3 nights
Fly
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Homer
— 5 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cordova
— 1 night
Drive
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Valdez
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 7 nights
Bus to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Fly to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Train
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Talkeetna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 8 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Haines
— 5 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 7 nights
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Ketchikan — 4 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: immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, stroll around Saxman Native Village, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and browse the exhibits of Totem Heritage Center.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ketchikan trip builder.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Ketchikan is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Ketchikan. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in March, things will get much colder in Ketchikan: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Sitka.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fortress of the Bear, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Baranof Island Brewing Company.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Palmer.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Palmer — 3 nights

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Step out of Palmer to go to Sutton and see Matanuska Glacier State Recreational Site, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Matanuska Glacier, don't miss a visit to Alaska Live Steamers, experience rural life at Reindeer Farm, and appreciate the views at Hatcher Pass.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Palmer travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Sitka to Palmer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sitka in March, with highs in Palmer at 1°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Homer.
Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Homer — 5 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Step out of Homer to go to Ninilchik and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on J Bear Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit, take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Homer vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Palmer to Homer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Homer when traveling from Palmer in March, with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seward.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

Seward — 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Marathon, and take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seward trip planner.

Getting from Homer to Seward by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cordova.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Cordova — 1 night

Cordova, is a small town located near the mouth of the Copper River in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States, at the head of Orca Inlet on the east side of Prince William Sound. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): fly down the slopes at Points North Heli-Adventures, then surround yourself with nature on Child’s Glacier Tours by The Riverside Inn, and then snap pictures at Miles Glacier Bridge.

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Explore your travel options from Seward to Cordova with the Route module. In March in Cordova, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Valdez.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports

Valdez — 2 nights

Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): cast your line with G'day Charters, LLC, then take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, and then see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chugach National Forest and then take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Valdez trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cordova to Valdez. In March, daily temperatures in Valdez can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Fairbanks.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trip

Fairbanks — 7 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Step out of Fairbanks with an excursion to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 25th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Steese Hwy. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, admire the majestic nature at Chena River State Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus House.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks holiday planning tool.

Fly from Valdez to Fairbanks in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Valdez in March: highs in Fairbanks hover around -5°C, while lows dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to fly to Denali National Park and Preserve.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

Denali National Park and Preserve — 3 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 1st (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, hike along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, and get a dose of the wild on Dog Sledding Tours at EarthSong Lodge.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fairbanks in March; daily highs in Denali National Park and Preserve reach 1°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Talkeetna.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Talkeetna — 3 nights

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Take a break from Talkeetna with a short trip to Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod in Willow, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora, get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, don't miss a visit to Cubby's Marketplace, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna day trip site.

Take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Anchorage — 8 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.
Spend the 7th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 12th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Point Woronzof, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cook Inlet.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Talkeetna to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly to Skagway.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the activities along Pullen Creek Stream Walk, sample the fine beverages at Skagway Spirits Distillery, and take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Skagway journey site.

Fly from Anchorage to Skagway in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Skagway, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Haines.
Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Haines — 5 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. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Alaska Indian Arts in Haines, contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkat River, see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, and stroll through Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Haines trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Haines are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Juneau.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Juneau — 7 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents, indulge in some personalized pampering at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa, trek along Mount Roberts Trail, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Juneau trip planner.

Getting from Haines to Juneau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · 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.