8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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8 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Juneau
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
3
Anchorage
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Homer
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Oklahoma City

1
night
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau driving holiday planner .

Oklahoma City to Juneau is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 3 hours. In May, Juneau is slightly colder than Oklahoma City - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Juneau

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls
Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog ©
Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog

1
night
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Parks Wildlife Nature

1
day
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 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Anchorage. May in Anchorage sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

2
nights
Seward

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 8th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seward route planning website .

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. May in Seward sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Homer Brewing Company.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Homer online itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Homer sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours
Homer Brewing Company ©
Homer Brewing Company

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