7 days in Alaska Itinerary

7 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Homer
— 1 night
Drive
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Newark

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Homer

— 1 night
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Pratt Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Homer trip planner.

Newark to Homer is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Homer, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for cooler days in Homer, with highs around 63°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Anchorage

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Virgin Creek Falls Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage itinerary builder.

You can drive from Homer to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Seward

— 3 nights

Alaska Starts Here

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.
On the 10th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Exit Glacier.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seward holiday site.

Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You will leave for home on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.