60 days in Adelaide & Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Adelaide & Alaska Itinerary

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Adelaide, Australia
— 9 nights
Fly
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Anchorage, United States
— 6 nights
Drive
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Seward, United States
— 4 nights
Drive
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Homer, United States
— 3 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks, United States
— 5 nights
Bus to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Fly to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve, United States
— 4 nights
Train
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Talkeetna, United States
— 1 night
Shuttle to Anchorage, Fly to Valdez
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Valdez, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Juneau, United States
— 6 nights
Fly
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Skagway, United States
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Haines, United States
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sitka, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan, United States
— 5 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Adelaide

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Adelaide, Australia

— 9 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Marananga (Torbreck Vintners & Tscharke Wines), Tanunda (Langmeil Winery, Lindsay Wine Estate, &more) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). Dedicate the 27th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Cedars, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval.

Before you visit Adelaide, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Adelaide International Airport. May in Adelaide sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — Jun 1:

Anchorage, United States

— 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.
Spend the 6th (Sun) on the rails with a train tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take a memorable drive along Seward Hwy, and get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage attractions planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Anchorage in 26 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -18.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in June, things will get a bit warmer in Anchorage: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

Seward, United States

— 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Exit Glacier & Harding Ice Field Trail). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seward online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anchorage in June: highs in Seward hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Homer, United States

— 3 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 13th (Sun) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Norman Lowell Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Homer Spit.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Homer journey maker app.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Fairbanks, United States

— 5 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Go for a jaunt from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs to see Chena Hot Springs Resort about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 17th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park, don't miss a visit to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point, and take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fairbanks driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Fairbanks in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Homer in June, expect nights in Fairbanks to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:

Denali National Park and Preserve, United States

— 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.
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, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see Off-Road Tours, and relax in the rural setting at Dog Gone It.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. June in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Talkeetna, United States

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Alaskan War Veterans Memorial, then get outside with Hurricane Turn, then take in the exciting artwork at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Talkeetna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna takes 5 hours. In June in Talkeetna, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

Valdez, United States

— 2 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 25th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, and then see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): explore the activities along Valdez Glacier Lake, then take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape of Chugach National Forest.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Valdez tour itinerary builder.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Talkeetna to Valdez in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. In June in Valdez, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Valdez

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Juneau, United States

— 6 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and explore the activities along Inside Passage.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Juneau driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Valdez to Juneau takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:

Skagway, United States

— 5 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Skagway is known for museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, examine the collection at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, and steep yourself in history at State Street and Broadway Street.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Skagway trip planning site.

You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:

Haines, United States

— 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.
Go for a jaunt from Haines to Hoonah to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery, see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Haines planner.

Traveling by ferry from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. In July in Haines, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Haines

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Sitka, United States

— 4 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. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Harbor Mountain Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, and meet the residents at Fortress of the Bear.

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You can fly from Haines to Sitka in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Ketchikan, United States

— 5 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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, get interesting insight from Tours, and get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan tour planning app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

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.