60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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

5
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Appreciate the collections at Totem Heritage Center and Tongass Historical Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ketchikan Rainbird Trail and Deer Mountain Trail. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Rotary Beach, walk around Potlatch Totem Park, and identify plant and animal life at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary.

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London, UK to Ketchikan is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from London to Ketchikan, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, things will get slightly colder in Ketchikan: highs are around 13°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sheldon Jackson Museum and Baranof Castle State Historical Site. Appreciate the collections at Sitka Sound Science Center and Island Artists Gallery. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Head to BearHead Photography Gallery and Skagway Alaska Downtownfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Davidson Glacier and Upper Dewey Lake. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Yakutania Point, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, steep yourself in history at Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, and make a trip to Lower Reid Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Skagway trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Sitka to Skagway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sitka in November: high temperatures in Skagway hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

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Zipline
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Upper Dewey Lake ©
Upper Dewey Lake

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 discover tucked-away gems like The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Chilkoot River. Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center and American Bald Eagle Foundation will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, head outdoors with 1st Choice Charters, see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, and get lost in a book at Haines Borough Public Library.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Haines day trip tool .

Drive from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. In November in Haines, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

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Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

7
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Herbert Glacier. Museum-lovers will appreciate Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Last Chance Mining Museum. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, head outdoors with Sawyer Glacier, enjoy the sand and surf at Eagle Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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You can fly from Haines to Juneau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sawyer Glacier ©
Sawyer Glacier

3
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum and The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive. Step out of the city life by going to Keystone Canyon and Worthington Glacier. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Chugach National Forest, identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, explore the activities along Valdez Glacier Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier.

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Traveling by flight from Juneau to Valdez takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Juneau in November, expect nights in Valdez to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are little chillier, around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Head to Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop and The Girdwood Center for the Visual Artsfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Whittier (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area, don't miss a visit to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram, and stroll through Byron Glacier Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Anchorage tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Valdez to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Valdez in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Anchorage, with lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Harding Ice Field Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Holgate Glacier and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Seward: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (in Soldotna) and Russian River Falls (in Cooper Landing). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seward trip maker website .

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in December: high temperatures in Seward hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel 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
Fishing Charters & Tours
Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. For shopping fun, head to Ptarmigan Arts or Norman Lowell Gallery. Get outdoors at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Bishop's Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Homer side-trips: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Soldotna) and Kenai Beach (in Kenai). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, view the masterpieces at Art Shop Gallery, get answers to all your questions at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Homer visit app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Homer are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Kenai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park

2
nights
Palmer

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. On the 14th (Sat), admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass, then immerse yourself in nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, then relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm, and finally experience rural life at Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bearpaw River Brewing Company.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Palmer tour itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Homer to Palmer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Homer in December: high temperatures in Palmer hover around -4°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Palmer

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bearpaw River Brewing Company, Hatcher Pass
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 16th (Mon), look for gifts at Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop, get a taste of the local shopping with The Dancing Leaf Gallery, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and finally shop like a local with Aurora Dora. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then see Off-Road Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna online tour planner .

You can take a train from Palmer to Talkeetna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Palmer in December, Talkeetna is slightly colder at night with lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©
Nature & Wildlife 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Savage River Loop Trail and Mt. Healy Overlook Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Kantishna Wilderness Trails and Horseshoe Lake Trail. Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, and view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip website .

Traveling by train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -4°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°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
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Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Horseshoe Lake Trail ©
Horseshoe Lake Trail
Denali ©
Denali

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Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Get a sense of the local culture at University of Alaska Museum of the North and Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Angel Rocks Trail and Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, immerse yourself in nature at Chena River State Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at Fairbanks Ice Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Steese Hwy.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in December, things will get a bit cooler in Fairbanks: highs are around -16°C and lows about -26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Santa Claus House
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Gold Daughters Alaska ©
Gold Daughters Alaska
Fishing Charters & Tours

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