60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 9 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 5 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 4 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 5 nights
Fly
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
Drive
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Glacier View
Drive
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Valdez
— 4 nights
Fly
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Haines
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hoonah
— 1 night
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 6 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 5 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Wrangell
— 3 nights
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Anchorage — 9 nights

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.
Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at McHugh Creek Day Use Area. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, take a memorable drive along Seward Hwy, trek along Friends of Eagle River Nature, and examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage trip planner.

Chisinau, Moldova to Anchorage is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Chisinau to Anchorage, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Anchorage are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trip

Seward — 5 nights

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.
When in Seward, make a side trip to see Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, approximately Kenai Fjords National Park away. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seward itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Homer.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Homer — 4 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 15th (Wed) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Shop Gallery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Homer vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Homer, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Fairbanks — 5 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 19th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with University of Alaska Museum of the North, stop by Santa Claus House, explore the activities along Chena River State Recreation Area, and find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Homer to Fairbanks takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Homer in September, expect little chillier with lows of 36°F in Fairbanks. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Denali National Park and Preserve.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Denali National Park and Preserve — 5 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.
Spend the 25th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring at Wonder Lake. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, take in the awesome beauty at Denali, view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier View.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Glacier View

Glacier View is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Matanuska Glacier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier View trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denali National Park and Preserve to Glacier View. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier View when traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in September, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valdez.
Nature · Parks
Side Trip
Highlights from your trip

Valdez — 4 nights

Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Valdez is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier, see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Valdez trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Glacier View to Valdez in 4 hours. Traveling from Glacier View in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 44°F in Valdez. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Haines.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip

Haines — 4 nights

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haines: Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve (in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve) and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center (in Skagway). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, stop by Alaska Rod's, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point Wilderness Safari, and examine the collection at Hammer Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Haines road trip planner.

Fly from Valdez to Haines in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Haines are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Hoonah.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Side Trips

Hoonah — 1 night

Hoonah is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): cast your line with Ear Mountain Charters and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoonah trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Hoonah takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Hoonah sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Juneau — 6 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Shrine of St Therese, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Hoonah to Juneau in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. October in Juneau sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Sitka.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Sitka — 5 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. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, cast your line with S.E. Alaska Outdoor Adventures, hike along Herring Cove Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka trip planner.

Fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Ketchikan — 6 nights

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, and learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan online trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Wrangell.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Wrangell — 3 nights

The City and Borough of Wrangell is a borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Get where you need to all day on the 24th (Sun) with Breakaway Adventures Day Tours. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site, see the interesting displays at Wrangell Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Petroglyph Beach State Historical Site, and explore the activities along Stikine River.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Wrangell trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ketchikan to Wrangell in 7.5 hours. October in Wrangell sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.