16 days in Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Alaska Itinerary

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16 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  24​h
1
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  5​h
2
Haines
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Talkeetna
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 2nd (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with The Rain Barrel, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center, then examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan online road trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Ketchikan is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: highs in Ketchikan hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

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 4th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Haines Brewing Company, examine the collection at Hammer Museum, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Haines holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Haines in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum
Port Chilkoot Distillery ©
Port Chilkoot Distillery

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, then hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mascot Saloon, make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, steep yourself in history at State Sreet and Broadway Street, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Skagway itinerary builder .

Getting from Haines to Skagway by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Skagway sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery
BearHead Photography Gallery ©
BearHead Photography Gallery

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Byron Glacier Trail and Alaska Jewish Museum. Head to The Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts and Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shopfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Anchorage to Whittier to see Fishing Charters & Tours about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and take in the awesome beauty at Alyeska Ski Area.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip itinerary maker tool .

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. In June, daytime highs in Anchorage are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

2
nights
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 11th (Thu), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery, and then view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pratt Museum, take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and then walk around Bishop's Beach Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Homer visit planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Homer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June in Homer, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

3
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Shop till you drop at Aurora Dora and Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Off-Road Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Talkeetna: Denali State Park (in Trapper Creek) and Independence Mine State Historical Park (in Palmer). There's much more to do: get outside with Hurricane Turn, appreciate the history behind Alaskan War Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Talkeetna tour itinerary site .

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. When traveling from Homer in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Talkeetna, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Denali State Park, Independence Mine State Historical Park
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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Denali State Park ©
Denali State Park
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

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