19 days in Alaska Itinerary

19 days in Alaska Itinerary

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19 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Talkeetna
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Homer
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Skagway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Haines
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h
8
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Fly + train:  17​h 45​min
End: Brussels

1
night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 14th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Talkeetna tour itinerary planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Talkeetna is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Brussels in May, Talkeetna is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

3
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Norman Lowell Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Pratt Museum. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bishop's Beach Park, do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Homer vacation maker tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Talkeetna to Homer in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Talkeetna in May, expect nights in Homer to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©

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.
Get some cultural insight at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Jewish Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Virgin Creek Falls Trail. Step out of Anchorage to go to Whittier and see Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, get engrossed in the history at The Roundhouse at Alyeska, and steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage tour itinerary maker app .

You can 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. May in Anchorage sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Whittier
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

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 21st (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, steep yourself in history at State Sreet and Broadway Street, then sample the tasty concoctions at Klondike Brewing Company, and finally explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, get engrossed in the history at The Mascot Saloon, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, contemplate the long history of Moore Cabin, then stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Lower Reid Falls.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Skagway road trip planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Skagway by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Moore Cabin ©
Moore Cabin

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 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at Hammer Museum, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Port Chilkoot Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Haines itinerary website .

You can drive from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. May in Haines sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Parks Tours
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center ©

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 25th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company. Keep things going the next day: hike along Mount Roberts Trail, then stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, then make a trip to Trickster Company, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau trip planner.

Getting from Haines to Juneau by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Juneau are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company ©

2
nights
Sitka

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Sitka Lutheran Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka vacation website .

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for gifts at The Rain Barrel, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Potlatch Totem Park and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

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