8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 1 night
Drive
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Fly
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll around Bishop's Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with Alaska Ultimate Safaris, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Homer is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Homer due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Homer: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

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Anchorage

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 23rd (Sun): see Girdwood Mushing Company, stroll through Alyeska Ski Area, and then get engrossed in the history at The Roundhouse at Alyeska.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip planner.

Traveling by car from Homer to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, then stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, then trek along Yakutania Point, and finally take an unforgettable tour with TEMSCO Helicopters - Skagway. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown, take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, then let the river carry you with Skagway Float Tours, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Skagway by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 26th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tours, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then stroll through Mount Roberts Trail. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Eagle Beach, then head outdoors with Best Damn Charters, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Juneau tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Juneau are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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.