60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ketchikan
— 5 nights
2
Sitka
— 4 nights
3
Skagway
— 5 nights
4
Haines
— 4 nights
5
Juneau
— 7 nights
6
Valdez
— 3 nights
7
Anchorage
— 6 nights
8
Seward
— 4 nights
9
Homer
— 5 nights
10
Palmer
— 2 nights
11
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
12
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
13
Fairbanks
— 6 nights

5
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Shop till you drop at The Rain Barrel and Scanlon Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Totem Heritage Center and Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail, identify plant and animal life at Misty Fjords National Monument, kick back and relax at Rotary Beach, and steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip builder site.

London, UK to Ketchikan is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from London to Ketchikan, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Ketchikan at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sheldon Jackson Museum and Baranof Castle State Historical Site. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sitka Sound Science Center and Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sitka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, daytime highs in Sitka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum

5
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Get in touch with nature at Upper Dewey Lake and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trail of '98 Museum and State Street and Broadway Street. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Mascot Saloon, hike along Yakutania Point, and get a taste of the local shopping with Alaska Art Colony.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Skagway trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Skagway takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Sitka in November, expect Skagway to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

4
nights
Haines

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Take a break from the city and head to Chilkoot River and Photography Tours. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, browse the collection at Haines Borough Public Library, head outdoors with 1st Choice Charters, and examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Haines trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. In November in Haines, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Off-Road Tours

7
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Explore hidden gems such as Sawyer Glacier and Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company. Museum-lovers will appreciate Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Juneau Arts & Humanities. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Eagle Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery, hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, and get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive and Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Chugach National Forest and Worthington Glacier. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Columbia Glacier, identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, explore the activities along Valdez Glacier Lake, and take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Valdez trip planner.

You can fly from Juneau to Valdez in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Juneau in November: highs in Valdez hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery ©
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Friends of Eagle River Nature and Alyeska Ski Area. Take a break from Anchorage with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Whittier, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach State Park, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and stroll through Byron Glacier Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage journey maker website.

Drive from Valdez to Anchorage in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Valdez in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Anchorage, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Matanuska Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Friends of Eagle River Nature ©
Friends of Eagle River Nature

4
nights
Seward

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Harding Ice Field Trail and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Russian River Falls. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seward journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in December, expect Seward to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cooper Landing, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Harding Ice Field Trail
Highlights from your plan
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier

5
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Head to Ptarmigan Arts and Art Shop Galleryfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Kenai Beach and Homer Spit. When in Homer, make a side trip to see Fishing Charters & Tours in Soldotna, approximately Soldotna away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, stroll around Bishop's Beach Park, and learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Homer tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. December in Homer sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Kenai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

2
nights
Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass, admire the majestic nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, thenrelax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm, and finally experience rural life at Reindeer Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bearpaw River Brewing Company.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Palmer trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Homer to Palmer in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Homer in December, expect Palmer to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Palmer

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bearpaw River Brewing Company, Hatcher Pass
Highlights from your plan
Independence Mine State Historical Park ©
Independence Mine State Historical Park
Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stop by Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop, view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenget engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and finally learn something new at Aurora Dora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thensee Off-Road Tours, and then make a trip to Nagley's Store.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Talkeetna visit planner.

Traveling by car from Palmer to Talkeetna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Palmer in December, Talkeetna is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Off-Road Tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wild about Denali and Mt. Healy Overlook Trail. Get outdoors at Denali and Wonder Lake. Spend the 19th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Kantishna Wilderness Trails. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Savage River Loop Trail, and hike along Horseshoe Lake Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve online travel planner.

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Horseshoe Lake Trail ©
Horseshoe Lake Trail
Wonder Lake ©
Wonder Lake

6
nights
Fairbanks

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 HooDoo Brewing Company and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stroll through Angel Rocks Trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Fairbanks Ice Museum, and explore and take pictures at Steese Hwy.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fairbanks online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in December: high temperatures in Fairbanks hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Santa Claus House
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge ©

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