47 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kenai Fjords National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Fly to Kodiak Island
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Kodiak Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Drive to Talkeetna
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
Train
7
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 4 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly
9
Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly
10
Haines
— 3 nights
Ferry
11
Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly
12
Juneau
— 4 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 3 nights
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Wrangell
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
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Anchorage — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll through Westchester Lagoon, stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Point Woronzof, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hood Harbor. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Turnagain Arm, then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Alaska Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip itinerary maker website.

Miami to Anchorage is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Miami in June: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Seward.
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Seward — 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Holgate Glacier. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Marathon and Bear Creek Weir. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Bear Glacier, see what you can catch with Alaskan Summertime Charters, take in the dramatic scenery at Lowell Creek Waterfall, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seward trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in July, you will find days in Seward are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Homer.
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Homer — 2 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, kick back and relax at Homer Spit, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get answers to all your questions at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally see what you can catch with Brooks Alaskan Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial, learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery, then take a peaceful walk through Carl E. Wynn Nature Center, then get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Shop Gallery.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Homer trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kenai Fjords National Park.
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Kenai Fjords National Park — 3 nights

Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the activities along Six Mile Creek and then take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Clam Gulch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Harding Ice Field Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pederson Glacier, and finally step off the mainland to explore Fox Island.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kenai Fjords National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Homer to Kenai Fjords National Park with the Route module. July in Kenai Fjords National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kodiak Island.
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Kodiak Island — 3 nights

Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak Island boasts a plethora of outdoor activities all year round.
Explore hidden gems such as Fish N' Chips Charters and Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Get some cultural insight at Alutiiq Museum and Kodiak Military History Museum. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Main Office, enjoy the sand and surf at Fossil Beach, cast your line with Kodiak Combos, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Herman Theological Seminary.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kodiak Island online attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kenai Fjords National Park to Kodiak Island. In July, daytime highs in Kodiak Island are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Talkeetna.
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Talkeetna — 1 night

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kodiak Island to Talkeetna. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kodiak Island in July: highs in Talkeetna hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dog Gone It and Mt. Healy Overlook Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Denali and Husky Homestead. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Savage River Loop Trail, see Off-Road Tours, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and stop by Wild about Denali.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Take a break from the city and head to Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Angel Rocks Trail and Fairbanks Ice Museum. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Parish, stroll around Golden Heart Plaza, and see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Fairbanks sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Valdez.
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Valdez — 3 nights

Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Discover out-of-the-way places like Worthington Glacier and Columbia Glacier. Get in touch with nature at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery and Dock Point Park & Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon, delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get engrossed in the history at Valdez Museum & Historical Archive.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Valdez trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Fairbanks to Valdez in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Fairbanks, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Valdez, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 12°C. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Haines.
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Haines — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery, contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area, and head outdoors with 1st Choice Charters.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Haines tour app.

You can fly from Valdez to Haines in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Skagway.
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Skagway — 3 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gold Rush Cemetery and Upper Dewey Lake. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Moore Cabin and Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1. There's lots more to do: hike along Yakutania Point, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic scenery at Pitchfork Falls, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Klondike Brewing Company.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Skagway online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Juneau.
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Juneau — 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Take a break from the city and head to Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Eagle Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Perseverance National Recreation Trail and Best Damn Charters. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Treadwell Historic Mine Trail, stroll through Gold Creek Flume Trail, make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, and contemplate the waterfront views at Inside Passage.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau trip planner.

You can fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Sitka.
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Sitka — 3 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. state of Alaska. On the 6th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, trek along Herring Cove Trail, then step into the grandiose world of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, and finally stroll through Heart Lake Trail. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with Classic Casting Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Starrigavan Recreation Area, then hike along Harbor Mountain Trail, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and finally engage your brain at Sitka Sound Science Center.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sitka road trip planning site.

Fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Sitka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wrangell.
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Wrangell — 3 nights

The City and Borough of Wrangell is a borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Escape the urban bustle at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Mt Dewey Trail. Wrangell Museum and Shakes Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with Alaska Vistas, identify plant and animal life at Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Stikine River, and kick back and relax at Petroglyph Beach State Historical Site.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wrangell online route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sitka to Wrangell. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Ketchikan on the 11th (Wed).
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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.
On the 12th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, hike along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and finally stroll through Deer Mountain Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get advice or help at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, take in the exciting artwork at Scanlon Gallery, get a dose of the wild on Northern Tours of Alaska, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wrangell to Ketchikan. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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