7 days in Alaska Itinerary

7 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Juneau
— 1 night
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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Seward
— 2 nights
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Homer
— 1 night
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Palmer
— 1 night
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Juneau — 1 night

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 2nd (Sat), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get around town with Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway, and finally get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

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Seattle to Juneau is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Juneau is minus 1 hour. In July, Juneau is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Portage Glacier as well as Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. On the 3rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Portage Glacier.

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Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Juneau in July: highs in Anchorage hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Seward.
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Seward — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. On the next day, stroll through Harding Ice Field Trail, explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum.

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Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Anchorage in July: highs in Seward hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.
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Homer — 1 night

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, then get your bearings at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

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You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Homer, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Palmer.
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Palmer — 1 night

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Homer to Palmer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Palmer are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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.
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