22 days in Alaska Itinerary

22 days in Alaska Itinerary

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22 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Homer
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Seward
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Skagway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h
8
Ketchikan
— 5 nights
ferry + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Visiting Homer Spit and Kachemak Bay State Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Homer vacation builder tool .

Chicago to Homer is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in June; daily highs in Homer reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Photography Tours

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kenai Fjords National Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Take a break from Seward with a short trip to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seward online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Virgin Creek Falls Trail. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip planning app .

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

2
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, then view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Skagway vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Skagway in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Skagway are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
On the 12th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Skagway to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Nature Parks Wildlife
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3
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Take a break from the city and head to Tracy Arm Fjord and Nugget Falls. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, and head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Juneau visit site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Juneau. June in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sitka online itinerary maker .

Fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

5
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Misty Fjords National Monument will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Rotary Beach, steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, and admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ketchikan road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Zipline

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