30 days in Alaska Itinerary

30 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fairbanks
— 4 nights
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Homer
— 2 nights
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Seward
— 2 nights
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Whittier
— 1 night
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Palmer
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
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Skagway
— 2 nights
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Haines
— 2 nights
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Juneau
— 3 nights
10
Sitka
— 2 nights
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights

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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.
Step out of Fairbanks with an excursion to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, and explore the activities along Chena River State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks trip planner.

Oklahoma City to Fairbanks is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Oklahoma City in November; daily highs in Fairbanks reach 13°F and lows reach -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Chena Hot Springs Resort ©
Chena Hot Springs Resort

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery, get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and finally surround yourself with nature on J Bear Tours. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, then sample the tasty concoctions at Grace Ridge Brewery, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Homer driving holiday app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Fairbanks to Homer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Fairbanks in November: high temperatures in Homer hover around 39°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center ©
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center

2
nights
Seward

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, then get advice or help at Seward Community Library & Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seward trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in November, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Whittier.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

1
night
Whittier

Whittier
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. On the 25th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Horsetail Falls Trail, then make a trip to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, and then tour the old-fashioned way with Phillips Cruises and Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Whittier online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seward to Whittier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seward in November since evenings lows in Whittier dip to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Palmer.

Things to do in Whittier

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

2
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Palmer

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Bodenburg Butte, then admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass, then admire the majestic nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, and finally experience rural life at Musk Ox Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, then see Alaska Backcountry Adventure Tours, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Palmer journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Whittier to Palmer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Whittier in November, with highs in Palmer at 29°F and lows at 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Anchorage.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Independence Mine State Historical Park ©
Independence Mine State Historical Park
Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass

6
nights
Anchorage

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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, stroll around Kincaid Park, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and trek along Friends of Eagle River Nature.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Anchorage road trip website.

Traveling by shuttle from Palmer to Anchorage takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in November, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo
Kincaid Park ©
Kincaid Park

2
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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 4th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, then take an unforgettable tour with TEMSCO Helicopters - Skagway, and then tour in style with Beyond Skagway Tours - Private Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pullen Creek Stream Walk, look for gifts at Aurora Jewelers, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Skagway Spirits Distillery, examine the collection at Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum, then steep yourself in history at Moore Cabin, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Junior Ranger Activity Center.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Skagway online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Skagway takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in December, expect Skagway to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°F and 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Beyond Skagway Tours - Private Tours ©
Beyond Skagway Tours - Private Tours
TEMSCO Helicopters - Skagway ©
TEMSCO Helicopters - Skagway
Jewell Gardens ©
Jewell Gardens

2
nights
Haines

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and then stop by Alaska Rod's. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then examine the collection at Hammer Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Haines Brewing Company.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Haines trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Skagway in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°F in Haines. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Photography Tours

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents, contemplate the waterfront views at Inside Passage, enjoy some diversion at Juneau Mercantile and Armory, and get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Plan my day in Juneau using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. December in Juneau sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

2
nights
Sitka

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 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sitka Lutheran Church, get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then hike along Herring Cove Trail, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fortress of the Bear, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Baranof Island Brewing Company. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the historical opulence of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, and finally engage your brain at Sitka Sound Science Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sitka tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Juneau in December, expect Sitka to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°F and 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, then take an unforgettable tour with Ketchikan Helicopters, then browse the exhibits of Totem Heritage Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, get a new perspective on things with Ketchikan Duck Tour, stroll through Saxman Native Village, then stroll through Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Knudson Cove Marina.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan day trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Ketchikan Helicopters ©
Ketchikan Helicopters
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

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