7 days in Alaska Itinerary

7 days in Alaska Itinerary

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7 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Skagway
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Homer
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  13​h
End: Lafayette

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, trek along Mount Roberts Trail, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, and then admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip planning app .

Lafayette to Juneau is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lafayette to Juneau, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Lafayette in July: high temperatures in Juneau hover around 63°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Zipline
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC ©
Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC

1
night
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 20th (Sat): stroll through Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, then don't miss a visit to Gold Rush Cemetery, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and finally look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Skagway trip planner.

Getting from Juneau to Skagway by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery

1
night
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, stroll through Byron Glacier Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or drive. July in Anchorage sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 22nd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then stroll through Homer Spit, then admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bishop's Beach Park.

Start your trip to Homer by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Homer in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anchorage in July: highs in Homer hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Bunnell Street Arts Center ©
Bunnell Street Arts Center

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