60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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60 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Fairbanks
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Talkeetna
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Homer
— 5 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Seward
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Valdez
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Hoonah
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
10
Haines
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Skagway
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
12
Juneau
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
13
Sitka
— 4 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h
14
Ketchikan
— 6 nights
ferry + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Nashville

5
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
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. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, shop like a local with Santa Claus House, and don't miss a visit to Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks trip planner .

Nashville to Fairbanks is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nashville in June, with highs in Fairbanks at 71°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Claus House, Chena Hot Springs Resort
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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

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.
Spend the 24th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Denali, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, and hike along Horseshoe Lake Trail.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In June in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Denali ©
Denali
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Take a break from Talkeetna with a short trip to Independence Mine State Historical Park in Palmer, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora, head outdoors with Hurricane Turn, admire the majestic nature at Talkeetna Riverfront Park, and appreciate the history behind Alaskan War Veterans Memorial.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna planning website .

Take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Independence Mine State Historical Park
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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Independence Mine State Historical Park ©
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

5
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: Ninilchik (Fishing Charters & Tours & Key-O's Guide Service). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Homer Spit, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bishop's Beach Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Homer trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Talkeetna to Homer in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Talkeetna in June, expect nights in Homer to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ninilchik
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Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Photography Tours
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier.

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You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Seward, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kenai Fjords National Park
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Anchorage trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seward Hwy
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

3
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Valdez is known for nature, wildlife, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier, and admire all the interesting features of Dock Point Park & Trail.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Valdez takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Valdez are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
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Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon

1
day
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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Valdez to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. In July in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoonah.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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 18th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, then contemplate the long history of Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Icy Strait Brewing.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hoonah journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Hoonah. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Hoonah

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center ©
Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center
Icy Strait Brewing ©
Icy Strait Brewing

5
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, nature, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, get outside with 1st Choice Charters, contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkat River, and admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Haines, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Hoonah to Haines in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Haines are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

5
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, wildlife, historic sites, and parks. 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, trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, and examine the collection at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Skagway trip website .

Traveling by car from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Skagway are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Zipline
Jewell Gardens ©
Jewell Gardens
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier

5
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

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Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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, zoos & aquariums, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Harbor Mountain Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka online itinerary planner .

Getting from Juneau to Sitka by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

6
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, nightlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, and hike along Deer Mountain Trail.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Ketchikan attractions site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Zipline

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