29 days in Alaska Itinerary

29 days in Alaska Itinerary

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29 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Ketchikan
+2
ferry + Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
3
Palmer
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Homer
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Seward
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Skagway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Haines
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Valdez
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Dubrovnik

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, then view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Talkeetna Riverfront Park, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, then shop like a local with Aurora Dora, and finally get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna trip planner.

Ketchikan to Talkeetna is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of ferry, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ketchikan in June, you will find days in Talkeetna are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Talkeetna Riverfront Park ©
Talkeetna Riverfront Park

3
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.
Visiting Husky Homestead and Kantishna Wilderness Trails will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Healy Overlook Trail and Horseshoe Lake Trail. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Savage River Loop Trail and view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve day trip site .

Take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 4.5 hours. In June in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Horseshoe Lake Trail ©
Horseshoe Lake Trail

1
night
Palmer

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), trot along with a tour on horseback, then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Independence Mine State Historical Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Palmer planner .

You can take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Palmer in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Horseback Riding Tours
Reindeer Farm ©
Reindeer Farm

3
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Bishop's Beach Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Homer road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palmer to Homer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June in Homer, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Seward

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Take a break from Seward with a short trip to Harding Ice Field Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Marathon and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seward online tour planner .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Seward sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Fishing Charters & Tours, Harding Ice Field Trail
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Kenai National Wildlife Refuge ©
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Take a break from the city and head to Davidson Glacier and Zipline. Explore hidden gems such as Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail and Yakutania Point. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Lower Reid Falls, have some family-friendly fun at Alaska 360, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, and stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Skagway in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. July in Skagway sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Yakutania Point ©
Yakutania Point

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 5th (Sun), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Hammer Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Haines trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Haines are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum

4
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier. Step off the beaten path and head to Perseverance National Recreation Trail and Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Juneau day trip planning tool .

Fly from Haines to Juneau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Juneau are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Photography Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©

2
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. On the 11th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier and then explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Valdez vacation planning app .

You can fly from Juneau to Valdez in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Columbia Glacier ©
Columbia Glacier
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery ©
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chugach State Park and Mt Baldy. Get outdoors at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Alaska Botanical Garden. Change things up with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Whittier (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, and identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

Planning Anchorage trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Valdez to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Chugach State Park ©
Chugach State Park

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