18 days in Alaska Itinerary

18 days in Alaska Itinerary

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18 days in Alaska Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly:  26​h
Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Homer
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + train:  7​h 15​min
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
bus:  8​h 15​min
Seward
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
Mumbai (Bombay)

3
days
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Zipline will get you outdoors. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. The adventure continues: hike along Mount Roberts Trail and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau road trip planning tool .

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Juneau is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to Juneau due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in June, with highs in Juneau at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Homer.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

2
days
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and then shop like a local with Art Shop Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Homer visit planner.

You can fly from Juneau to Homer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

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Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Photography Tours
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Independence Mine State Historical Park and Alyeska Ski Area. Take a break from the city and head to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Musk Ox Farm. There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, and identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Anchorage trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Homer to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Homer in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anchorage: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Musk Ox Farm, Chugach National Forest, Independence Mine State Historical Park
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

2
days
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Wild about Denali, then look for all kinds of wild species at Savage River Loop Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seward.

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3
days
Seward

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Seward Boat Harbor. On the 25th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seward trip planner .

You can take a bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Seward in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in June, you will find days in Seward are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Seward Boat Harbor
Seward Boat Harbor

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