8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Homer — 1 night

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 22nd (Mon), get all the information you need at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and finally explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Homer vacation planner.

Toronto, Canada to Homer is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Toronto in August: high temperatures in Homer hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seward.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get advice or help at Seward Community Library & Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Seward online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Seward are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Anchorage.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then stroll through Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Juneau.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Juneau — 3 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and then admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings and tourist information, read Juneau journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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.