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
— 5 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 4 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Haines
— 5 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 7 nights
Fly
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Valdez
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 5 nights
Drive
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Whittier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palmer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 5 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 6 nights
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Ketchikan

— 5 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Step off the beaten path and head to Potlatch Totem Park and Totem Heritage Center. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Totem Bight State Historical Park, go for a stroll along the water at Knudson Cove Marina, hike along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, and make a trip to Fish Creek Company.

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Madrid, Spain to Ketchikan is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 10 hours. In March, Ketchikan is slightly colder than Madrid - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sheldon Jackson Museum and Sitka Sound Science Center. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Harbor Mountain Trail, hike along Herring Cove Trail, and immerse yourself in nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March in Sitka, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can fly to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Skagway

— 5 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Step off the beaten path and head to Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum and Skagway Spirits Distillery. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Lower Reid Falls, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, and have some family-friendly fun at Alaska 360.

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Traveling by flight from Sitka to Skagway takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Sitka in March, things will get little chillier in Skagway: highs are around 4°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Haines

— 5 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 off the beaten path and head to Haines Borough Public Library and Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkat River, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Haines vacation maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Haines can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Juneau

— 7 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Mount Roberts Trail. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery, and explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord.

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Fly from Haines to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Valdez

— 3 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive and Keystone Canyon. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Chugach National Forest, explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dock Point Park & Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Valdez trip builder site.

You can fly from Juneau to Valdez in 6.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Juneau in April, things will get a bit cooler in Valdez: highs are around 3°C and lows about -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alyeska Ski Area and Midnight Sun Brewing Co.. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, and head outdoors with Turnagain Arm.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage road trip site.

You can drive from Valdez to Anchorage in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Valdez in April, expect Anchorage to be a bit warmer, temps between 10°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seward

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seward Community Library & Museum and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seward: Vagt Lake Trail (in Moose Pass), Cooper Landing (Fishing Charters & Tours & Russian River Falls) and Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Fox Island). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier, meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Seward trip planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Whittier.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Whittier

— 2 nights
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. On the 28th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Portage Pass Trail and then make a trip to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Whittier Harbor, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then examine the collection at Prince William Sound Museum.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Whittier tour builder site.

You can drive from Seward to Whittier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Whittier are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Palmer.

Things to do in Whittier

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Palmer

— 2 nights
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. On the 30th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pioneer Falls, then appreciate the views at Hatcher Pass, then immerse yourself in nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bearpaw River Brewing Company. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Bodenburg Butte, experience rural life at Reindeer Farm, then experience rural life at Musk Ox Farm, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Palmer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Whittier to Palmer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Palmer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Talkeetna

— 3 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod and Aurora Dora. When in Talkeetna, make a side trip to see Denali State Park in Trapper Creek, approximately Trapper Creek away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Hurricane Turn, don't miss a visit to Cubby's Marketplace, take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Talkeetna sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Palmer to Talkeetna in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Homer

— 5 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Kenai River Brewing Company. Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Soldotna) and Kenai (Saint Nicholas Chapel & Kenai Beach). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Anchor River, shop like a local with Norman Lowell Gallery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Homer Brewing Company.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Homer day trip planner.

Getting from Talkeetna to Homer by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Talkeetna in May: highs in Homer hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Fairbanks

— 6 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Chena River State Recreation Area. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, sample the tasty concoctions at HooDoo Brewing Company, stroll through Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, and view the masterpieces at University of Alaska Museum of the North.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fairbanks road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Homer to Fairbanks takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Homer, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fairbanks, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.