7 days in Alaska Itinerary

7 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 2 nights
2
Homer
— 1 night
3
Palmer
— 2 nights

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Anchorage

Anchorage ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paint a Scarf Alaska and Turnagain Arm. Venture out of the city with trips to Whittier (Phillips Cruises and Tours & Prince William Sound Museum). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Wells Fargo Museum, get curious at Imaginarium Discovery Center, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and don't miss a visit to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage sightseeing planner.

Chicago to Anchorage is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chicago to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Anchorage, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Side Trip

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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Paint a Scarf Alaska ©
Paint a Scarf Alaska
Turnagain Arm ©
Turnagain Arm

1
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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): walk around Bishop's Beach Park, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then take in the exciting artwork at Ptarmigan Arts, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Homer trip planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Homer by combination of car and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum
Ptarmigan Arts ©
Ptarmigan Arts
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park

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nights
Palmer

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. On the 8th (Thu), appreciate the views at Hatcher Pass, immerse yourself in nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, then relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bodenburg Butte, experience rural life at Reindeer Farm, then see Alaska Backcountry Adventure Tours, and finally take an in-depth tour of Colony House Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Palmer trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Homer to Palmer takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Palmer when traveling from Homer in October, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Horseback Riding Tours
Independence Mine State Historical Park ©
Independence Mine State Historical Park
Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass

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