60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska sightseeing planner

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 4 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 10 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 7 nights
Drive
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Whittier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 5 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 4 nights
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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to C Street & 7Th Avenue Ssw, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
Train
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Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palmer
— 2 nights
Fly
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Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 4 nights
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Ketchikan

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, stroll through Totem Bight State Historical Park, and stroll around Saxman Native Village.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ketchikan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Los Angeles to Ketchikan is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Ketchikan is minus 1 hour. In June, Ketchikan is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 62°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Sitka

— 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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alaska Raptor Center, get outside with Classic Casting Adventures, meet the residents at Fortress of the Bear, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Sitka visit planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails
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Juneau

— 10 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You've now added Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to see Bartlett Cove about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Shrine of St Therese, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Juneau holiday maker website.

Fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Haines

— 4 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.
Step out of Haines to go to Hoonah and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Kroschel Wildlife Center, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Port Chilkoot Distillery, see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Haines trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Haines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Skagway

— 3 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Skagway is known for museums, parks, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, and sample the tasty concoctions at Klondike Brewing Company.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Skagway online driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Haines to Skagway in 1.5 hours. In June in Skagway, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
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Anchorage

— 7 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 (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, don't miss a visit to Seward Hwy, and tour in style with a train tour.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Anchorage travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Whittier.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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Whittier

— 2 nights
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): hike along Portage Pass Trail and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Horsetail Falls Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at College Fiord.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Whittier holiday planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Whittier in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, Whittier is a bit cooler than Anchorage - with highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Whittier

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Seward

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Exit Glacier & Harding Ice Field Trail). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the striking landscape at Bear Glacier.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seward trip builder site.

You can drive from Whittier to Seward in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Seward sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Homer

— 4 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 16th (Sat) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Diamond Creek Trail, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Homer planning tool.

Drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Denali National Park and Preserve

— 5 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.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring at Wonder Lake. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Denali, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.

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Getting from Homer to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Homer in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Denali National Park and Preserve, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Talkeetna

— 2 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then make a trip to Nagley's Store, then view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours and then get outside with Hurricane Turn.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna visit planning website.

Traveling by train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna takes 5 hours. In July in Talkeetna, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palmer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
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Palmer

— 2 nights
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 27th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on Knik Glacier Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park and then appreciate the views at Hatcher Pass.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Palmer journey builder.

Traveling by car from Talkeetna to Palmer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Palmer are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Valdez.

Things to do in Palmer

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Valdez

— 3 nights
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Valdez is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Prince William Sound, examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, and take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Valdez travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Palmer to Valdez takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Valdez, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Valdez

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Fairbanks

— 4 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at University of Alaska Museum of the North, stroll through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and shop like a local with Santa Claus House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Valdez to Fairbanks takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. While traveling from Valdez, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fairbanks, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Side Trip

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Alaska travel guide

4.5
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.