24 days in Alaska Itinerary

24 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to C Street & 7Th Avenue Ssw, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly
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Haines
— 1 night
Ferry
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
9
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
10
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Salt Lake City

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Anchorage

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
Go for a jaunt from Anchorage to Whittier to see Boat Tours & Water Sports about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Seward Hwy, and contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage driving holiday tool.

Salt Lake City to Anchorage is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect nights in Anchorage to be little chillier, around 44°F, while days are colder, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

3
nights
Seward

Alaska Starts Here

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Harding Ice Field Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, hike along Tonsina Creek Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seward sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Seward are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

2
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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Homer tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, then view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Wonder Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Homer to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

2
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Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with University of Alaska Museum of the North, then examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and then gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and then see the interesting displays at Fairbanks Community Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in September, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

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Haines

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Hammer Museum, then examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation, then identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and finally explore the activities along Chilkoot River.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Haines trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Fairbanks to Haines in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Fairbanks in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Haines, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

2
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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 15th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, then shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then sample the tasty concoctions at Klondike Brewing Company, then see the interesting displays at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, and finally stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Skagway using our trip planner.

Getting from Haines to Skagway by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

3
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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, get interesting insight from Tours, and make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

2
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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally stroll through Herring Cove Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Fortress of the Bear, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sitka road trip planning website.

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September in Sitka, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

3
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Ketchikan

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Misty Fjords National Monument, and admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Alaska travel guide

4.6
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.