11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
2
Homer
— 1 night
3
Anchorage
— 4 nights
4
Haines
— 1 night
5
Ketchikan
— 2 nights

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Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, then see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at HooDoo Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fairbanks road trip website.

Boston to Fairbanks is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Boston to Fairbanks, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in October, things will get much colder in Fairbanks: highs are around 37°F and lows about 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
University of Alaska Museum of the North ©
University of Alaska Museum of the North

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get advice or help at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Ptarmigan Arts, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grace Ridge Brewery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Homer travel route planning site.

Getting from Fairbanks to Homer by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fairbanks in October; daily highs in Homer reach 49°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Shopping · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
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Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center ©
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center

4
nights
Anchorage

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.
Let the collections at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Jewish Museum capture your imagination. Visiting Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Phillips Cruises and Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, sample the tasty concoctions at Girdwood Brewing Company, and play a few rounds at Anchorage Golf Course.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage road trip planning site.

Getting from Homer to Anchorage by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Homer in October, Anchorage is slightly colder at night with lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

1
night
Haines

Haines ©

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Kroschel Wildlife Center. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center, then identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and then tee off at Valley of the Eagles Golf Links & Driving Range.

Start your trip to Haines by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Haines takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Anchorage in October, Haines is a bit warmer at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Haines

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center ©
Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center

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nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, trek along Deer Mountain Trail, then steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Haines to Ketchikan takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Saxman Native Village ©
Saxman Native Village
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

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