9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 1 night
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
Shuttle to Anchorage, Fly to Valdez
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Valdez
— 1 night
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
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Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Mount Roberts Trail, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip itinerary tool.

Milwaukee to Juneau is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Milwaukee to Juneau. Traveling from Milwaukee in August, expect Juneau to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Homer

— 1 night
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Homer road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Juneau to Homer in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure

Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then learn something new at Aurora Dora, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Homer to Talkeetna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Talkeetna can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Valdez

— 1 night
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 12th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery.

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Getting from Talkeetna to Valdez by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Talkeetna in August, you will find days in Valdez are little chillier (60°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Anchorage

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Byron Glacier Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and finally shop like a local with The Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, hike along Friends of Eagle River Nature, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area.

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Traveling by car from Valdez to Anchorage takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Valdez in August, you will find days in Anchorage are a bit warmer (66°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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.