60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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60 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Ferry:  25​h
1
Ketchikan
— 5 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2​h
2
Sitka
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Juneau
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Skagway
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Hoonah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
7
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
8
Fairbanks
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Valdez
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Anchorage
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Seward
— 5 nights
Taxi + Bus:  3​h 45​min
12
Homer
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and identify plant and animal life at Misty Fjords National Monument.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Ketchikan is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. Traveling from Melbourne to Ketchikan, you'll gain 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ketchikan, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Zipline
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

5
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sitka Sound Science Center. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, get to know the resident critters at Fortress of the Bear, and stroll through Harbor Mountain Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sitka trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

6
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Bring the kids along to Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

Start your trip to Juneau by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

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Inside Passage
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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Bring the kids along to American Bald Eagle Foundation and Hammer Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Skagway side-trips: Haines (Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Chilkoot River, & more). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with BearHead Photography Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Skagway trip site .

Fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hoonah.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Haines
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

1
night
Hoonah

Hoonah is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hoonah trip site .

You can fly from Skagway to Hoonah in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Hoonah are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Hoonah

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve ©
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bartlett Cove.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve road trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hoonah to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. In September, daily temperatures in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©

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.
Explore Denali National Park and Preserve's surroundings by going to Denali State Park (in Trapper Creek) and Alaskan War Veterans Memorial (in Talkeetna). Spend the 28th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, stop by Donna's House of Petals & Gifts, identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve online attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Denali National Park and Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in September, Denali National Park and Preserve is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Alaskan War Veterans Memorial, Denali State Park
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali ©
Denali
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd

6
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Attractions like Pioneer Park and Santa Claus House make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Fairbanks to go to Chena Hot Springs and see Chena Hot Springs Resort, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, explore the activities along Chena River State Recreation Area, trek along Angel Rocks Trail, and gain insight at Large Animal Research Station.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks trip tool .

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in October; daily highs in Fairbanks reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Claus House, Chena Hot Springs Resort
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park
Chena Hot Springs Resort ©
Chena Hot Springs Resort

4
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Prince William Sound and The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Matanuska Glacier, take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon, and see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Valdez road trip planner .

You can fly from Fairbanks to Valdez in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fairbanks in October; daily highs in Valdez reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Alaska
Highlights from your plan
Prince William Sound ©
Prince William Sound
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Go for a jaunt from Anchorage to Palmer to see Independence Mine State Historical Park about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, meet the residents at Alaska Zoo, explore the striking landscape at Portage Glacier, and get curious at Imaginarium Discovery Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip itinerary maker tool .

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 October, plan for slightly colder nights in Anchorage, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seward Hwy, Independence Mine State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alaska SeaLife Center and Exit Glacier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seward: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (in Soldotna) and Harding Ice Field Trail (in Kenai Fjords National Park). There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Resurrection Lutheran Church, and get lost in a book at Seward Community Library & Museum.

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

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Homer Spit and Pratt Museum. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, get your bearings at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

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Getting from Seward to Homer by combination of taxi and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Homer, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Anchor River State Recreation Area
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Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours

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