15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Haines
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Homer
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Talkeetna
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Sawyer Glacier. Visiting Tongass National Forest and Mount Roberts Trail will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, pause for some photo ops at Empty Chair Memorial, and stroll through Eagle Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau online travel planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Juneau is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Juneau, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, things will get colder in Juneau: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tongass National Forest
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sawyer Glacier ©
Sawyer Glacier
Tongass National Forest ©
Tongass National Forest

2
nights
Haines

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Chilkoot River and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Haines travel route builder site .

You can fly from Juneau to Haines in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Lower Reid Falls, then have some family-friendly fun at Alaska 360, and then explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier. Keep things going the next day: stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown, make a trip to Gold Rush Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at State Sreet and Broadway Street, and finally stroll through Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagway trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Skagway are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Lower Reid Falls ©
Lower Reid Falls
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier

2
nights
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 20th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Alyeska Ski Area, explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cook Inlet, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Star the Reindeer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Chugach State Park and then go deep underground at Crow Creek Mine.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Skagway to Anchorage in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Chugach State Park ©
Chugach State Park
Crow Creek Mine ©
Crow Creek Mine
Star the Reindeer ©
Star the Reindeer

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bishop's Beach Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Homer online trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Homer in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Anchorage in July, expect nights in Homer to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum

3
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, then admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass, and then get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum. On the next day, get outside with Hurricane Turn, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Talkeetna online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Homer to Talkeetna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Homer in July: highs in Talkeetna hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Independence Mine State Historical Park, Hatcher Pass
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Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass
Independence Mine State Historical Park ©
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

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