60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fairbanks
— 7 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 6 nights
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Seward
— 5 nights
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Anchorage
— 9 nights
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Valdez
— 3 nights
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McCarthy
— 2 nights
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 4 nights
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Kodiak Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 7 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 3 nights
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Sitka
— 4 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 6 nights
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Fairbanks

— 7 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. When in Fairbanks, make a side trip to see Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs, approximately Chena Hot Springs away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with University of Alaska Museum of the North, look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, fly down the slopes at Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area, and admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fairbanks online trip builder.

Durham to Fairbanks is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Durham to Fairbanks due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Durham in April, with highs in Fairbanks at 43°F and lows at 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Homer

— 6 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Attractions like Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center and Ptarmigan Arts make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Homer: Kenai (Challenger Learning Center & Russian River), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Ninilchik) and Eveline State Recreation Area (in Fritz Creek). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, view the masterpieces at Dean Family Farm and Art Studios, kick back and relax at Anchor River State Recreation Area, and grab your bike and head to Homer Spit.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer route planner.

Getting from Fairbanks to Homer by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fairbanks in April since evenings lows in Homer dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Seward Boat Harbor. Explore Seward's surroundings by going to Kenai Fjords National Park (Exit Glacier, Pederson Glacier, &more). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, take an in-depth tour of Chugach Heritage Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Seward road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 9 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.
Attractions like Kincaid Park and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Imaginarium Discovery Center, explore the activities along Lake Eklutna, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and make a trip to The Ulu Factory.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Anchorage online attractions planner.

Getting from Seward to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Anchorage are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Valdez

— 3 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Attractions like Prince William Sound and Chugach National Forest make great kid-friendly stops. When in Valdez, make a side trip to see Points North Heli-Adventures in Cordova, approximately Cordova away. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Valdez trip planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Valdez by car takes about 5.5 hours. In April, Valdez is little chillier than Anchorage - with highs of 38°F and lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to McCarthy.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

McCarthy

— 2 nights
McCarthy is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Wild Alpine - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): hike along Root Glacier Trail and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for McCarthy using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valdez to McCarthy takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Valdez in May, plan for a bit warmer days in McCarthy, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in McCarthy

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Mc Kinley Park Rd and Denali will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Savage Alpine Trail, identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, and take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from McCarthy to Denali National Park and Preserve. In May, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. You will leave for Kodiak Island on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Kodiak Island

— 3 nights
Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak Island boasts a plethora of outdoor activities all year round.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fish N' Chips Charters and The Baranov Museum. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kodiak Laboratory Aquarium & Touch Tank, explore the activities along Women's Bay, brush up on your military savvy at Kodiak Military History Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kodiak Island trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denali National Park and Preserve to Kodiak Island. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in May, you will find days in Kodiak Island are little chillier (49°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Juneau.

Things to do in Kodiak Island

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Juneau

— 7 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kids will enjoy Tracy Arm Fjord and Alaska Powder Descents. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, center your mind and body at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa, and get engrossed in the history at Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Juneau trip planner.

You can fly from Kodiak Island to Juneau in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. When traveling from Kodiak Island in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Juneau, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Haines

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Junior Ranger Activity Center and Chilkat River. Explore Haines' surroundings by going to Skagway (Skagway Museum and Archives, Alaska Shirt Company - Skagway, &more). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Valley of the Eagles Golf Links & Driving Range, don't miss a visit to Alaska Indian Arts in Haines, identify plant and animal life at Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Haines itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Haines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Haines are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sitka.

Things to do in Haines

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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. Family-friendly places like Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park and Russian Bishop's House will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get curious at Sitka Sound Science Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral, and trek along Harbor Mountain Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka road trip planner.

You can fly from Haines to Sitka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. While traveling from Haines, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sitka, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Ketchikan

— 6 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Misty Fjords National Monument and Totem Bight State Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Rotary Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Alaska travel guide

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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.