9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Juneau
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Homer
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h 15​min
5
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Orlando

1
day
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and then sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Juneau sightseeing planner .

Orlando to Juneau is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect Juneau to be cooler, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls
Amalga Distillery ©
Amalga Distillery

1
day
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 6th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Anchor River State Recreation Area, stroll through Bishop's Beach Park, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Homer trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Homer takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Juneau in May, expect nights in Homer to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are little chillier, around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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Anchor River State Recreation Area
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Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

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.
On the 7th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109, then meet the residents at Alaska Zoo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Anchorage tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Homer to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In May in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo

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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 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Anchorage to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Nature Wildlife Parks

2
nights
Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve ©
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Wild about Denali, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Mc Kinley Park Rd.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Denali National Park and Preserve. Traveling from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 38°F in Denali National Park and Preserve. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Denali ©
Denali
Helicopter Tours

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