7 days in Alaska Itinerary

7 days in Alaska Itinerary

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7 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Skagway
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Haines
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Palmer
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Homer
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Washington DC

1
day
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, contemplate the long history of State Sreet and Broadway Street, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, then explore the striking landscape of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Skagway trip app .

Washington DC to Skagway is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Skagway is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect nights in Skagway to be slightly colder, around 54°F, while days are colder, around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Skagway Museum and Archives ©
Skagway Museum and Archives
Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery

1
night
Haines

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
On the 7th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kroschel Films, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Haines trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center

1
night
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, then observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and finally stroll through Mount Roberts Trail.

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Fly from Haines to Juneau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In July in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mendenhall Glacier ©
Mendenhall Glacier
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail
Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure ©

1
day
Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, then explore and take pictures at Reindeer Farm, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bodenburg Butte.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Palmer trip planner .

Getting from Juneau to Palmer by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Juneau in July, you will find days in Palmer are a bit warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bodenburg Butte ©
Bodenburg Butte
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery, then identify plant and animal life at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bishop's Beach Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Homer, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palmer to Homer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Palmer, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Homer, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Winery ©
Bear Creek Winery
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Kayaking & Canoeing

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