31 days in Alaska Itinerary

31 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 6 nights
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Ketchikan

— 2 nights

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: immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, make a trip to Fish Creek Company, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Ketchikan is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 19 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Ketchikan hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:

Sitka

— 2 nights
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. On the 4th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, admire the majestic nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sitka Lutheran Church, then shop like a local with Island Artists Gallery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Baranof Island Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

Juneau

— 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's lots more to do: stroll through Alaska Powder Descents, don't miss a visit to Trickster Company, hike along Mount Roberts Trail, and hit the slopes at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Juneau online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Sitka to Juneau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sitka in March, with highs in Juneau at 4°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:

Haines

— 2 nights

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.
On the 10th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Port Chilkoot Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, examine the collection at Hammer Museum, then play a few rounds at Valley of the Eagles Golf Links & Driving Range, and finally see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation.

Plan trip to Haines with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Juneau to Haines by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. March in Haines sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Anchorage

— 6 nights

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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, get curious at Imaginarium Discovery Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area, and identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Anchorage takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Haines in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Anchorage, with lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 17:

Seward

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of Seward with an excursion to Harding Ice Field Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seward travel tool.

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Anchorage in March since evenings lows in Seward dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Homer

— 3 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Fill the 22nd (Mon) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, get interesting insight from J Bear Tours, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Homer tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Fairbanks

— 6 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Change things up with a short trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 24th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Steese Hwy. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with University of Alaska Museum of the North, examine the collection at Aurora Ice Museum, make a trip to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Fairbanks online holiday maker.

Getting from Homer to Fairbanks by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Homer in March, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Fairbanks: temperatures range from -5°C by day to -22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 29:

Alaska travel guide

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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.