29 days in Alaska Itinerary

29 days in Alaska Itinerary

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1
Juneau
— 3 nights
2
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
3
Haines
— 2 nights
4
Skagway
— 1 night
5
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
6
Hoonah
— 1 night
7
Homer
— 2 nights
8
Seward
— 3 nights
9
Anchorage
— 4 nights
10
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
11
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
12
Fairbanks
— 3 nights

3
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Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Liquid Alaska Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Juneau holiday planner.

Berlin, Germany to Juneau is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Berlin to Juneau due to the time zone difference. September in Juneau sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Zipline

2
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Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, thencontemplate the long history of Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, thencontemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Haines.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Zipline

2
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Haines

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Hammer Museum, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation, thentake an in-depth tour of Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Haines driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Ketchikan to Haines in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Haines can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center ©
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center

1
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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for gifts at Back Alley Rock Shop, thenget interesting insight from Tours, thenadmire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, and finally view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagway road trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Zipline
Jewell Gardens ©
Jewell Gardens
BearHead Photography Gallery ©
BearHead Photography Gallery

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 10th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Skagway to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. In September, daily temperatures in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hoonah.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

1
night
Hoonah

Hoonah is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoonah tour site.

Explore your travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Hoonah with the Route module. In September in Hoonah, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Hoonah

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center ©
Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center

2
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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, thengrab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and finally appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Homer trip builder site.

You can fly from Hoonah to Homer in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Homer are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Photography Tours
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center ©
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center

3
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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 Seward with a short trip to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, about 32 minutes away. On the 14th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Seward driving holiday planner.

Drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Seward can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

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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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, take some stellar pictures from Beluga Point, take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, and stop by Cabin Fever.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage day trip planning website.

Getting from Seward to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In September in Anchorage, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

2
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Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stop by Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Aurora Dora, make a trip to Nagley's Store, view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, thensee Off-Road Tours, and finally stroll around Talkeetna Lakes Park.

Discover how to plan a Talkeetna trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Talkeetna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Tours Museums
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River Rafting & Tubing
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

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nights
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.
Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, hike along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve online tour planner.

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
River Rafting & Tubing
Wonder Lake ©
Wonder Lake

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Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, and find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fairbanks trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In September in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Santa Claus House
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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
University of Alaska Museum of the North ©
University of Alaska Museum of the North
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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