53 days in Alaska Itinerary

53 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ketchikan
— 4 nights
2
Sitka
— 4 nights
3
Juneau
— 6 nights
4
Skagway
— 4 nights
5
Haines
— 4 nights
6
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
7
Hoonah
— 1 night
8
Homer
— 4 nights
9
Seward
— 4 nights
10
Anchorage
— 6 nights
11
Valdez
— 3 nights
12
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
13
Fairbanks
— 5 nights

4
nights
Ketchikan

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: cast your line with a fishing tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail, and steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center.

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Oslo, Norway to Ketchikan is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Ketchikan is minus 10 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oslo in June: highs in Ketchikan hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Zipline
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

4
nights
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. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, get to know the resident critters at Fortress of the Bear, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and hike along Harbor Mountain Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sitka road trip website.

Fly from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

6
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, head outdoors with Sawyer Glacier, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Juneau, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Skagway is known for adventure, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier, admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, and examine the collection at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Skagway vacation app.

Fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Skagway are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Haines

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Haines is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Haines online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Haines are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Haines

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haines to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. In July in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoonah.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Nature Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Icy Strait Brewing.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Hoonah. In July, daytime highs in Hoonah are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Hoonah

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center ©
Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center
Icy Strait Brewing ©
Icy Strait Brewing

4
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Homer side-trips: Russian River (in Kenai) and Soldotna (Kenai National Wildlife Refuge & Kenai River Brewing Company). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Homer attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoonah to Homer takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Homer, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Soldotna, Russian River
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Exit Glacier & Harding Ice Field Trail). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, appreciate the history behind Mt. Marathon, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seward road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kenai Fjords National Park
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier

6
nights
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.
When in Anchorage, make a side trip to see Boat Tours & Water Sports in Whittier, approximately Whittier away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage day trip app.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Alaska, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

3
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Valdez is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, head outdoors with G'day Charters, contemplate the waterfront views at Valdez Glacier Lake, and take in the dramatic natural features at Columbia Glacier.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Valdez online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Valdez takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Valdez are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Valdez

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon
The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive ©
The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive

5
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.
Denali National Park and Preserve is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, and identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Valdez to Denali National Park and Preserve in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Off-Road Tours
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd

5
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Fairbanks is known for museums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park, identify plant and animal life at Large Animal Research Station, have fun at Gold Daughters Alaska, and deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Fairbanks trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Claus House
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park
University of Alaska Museum of the North ©
University of Alaska Museum of the North

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