60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 6 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 5 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 7 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Skagway
— 5 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 7 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 4 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 6 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
— 7 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 6 nights
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Ketchikan

— 6 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Creek Street and Totem Bight State Historical Park. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, head outdoors with Alaska Coastal Quest, walk around Saxman Native Village, and take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Ketchikan is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Ketchikan is minus 19 hours. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ketchikan: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Sitka

— 5 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. Get some historical perspective at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park and St. Michael's Cathedral. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Harbor Mountain Trail. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Alaska Raptor Center, steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, explore the historical opulence of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, and hike along Herring Cove Trail.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sitka online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
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Juneau

— 7 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will get you outdoors. Step out of Juneau with an excursion to Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve--about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, take a peaceful walk through Treadwell Historic Mine Trail, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take a memorable ride with Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Juneau trip itinerary app.

Fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Juneau sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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 the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Kroschel Wildlife Center. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River, see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, play a few rounds at Valley of the Eagles Golf Links & Driving Range, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Haines trip planning website.

Fly from Juneau to Haines in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Haines are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Skagway

— 5 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Get outdoors at Davidson Glacier and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some historical perspective at State Street and Broadway Street and Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1. There's lots more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, don't miss a visit to Gold Rush Cemetery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Klondike Brewing Company.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Skagway trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Skagway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Oscar Anderson House Museum. Get in touch with nature at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Friends of Eagle River Nature. Take a break from Anchorage with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Whittier, about 1h 25 min away. Make the 4th (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Point Woronzof, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and explore the activities along Cook Inlet.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage tour planner.

Getting from Skagway to Anchorage by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Anchorage sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Get out of town with these interesting Seward side-trips: Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seward vacation planner.

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Seward are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Homer

— 6 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Visiting Homer Spit and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. Take a break from Homer with a short trip to Eveline State Recreation Area in Fritz Creek, about 32 minutes away. Fill the 12th (Tue) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Homer Brewing Company, and see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Homer road trip planning tool.

Drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Denali National Park and Preserve

— 7 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Denali and Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring at Wonder Lake. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Denali Highway. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, hike along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Savage Alpine Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve route planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Homer to Denali National Park and Preserve in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Homer in October, things will get little chillier in Denali National Park and Preserve: highs are around 7°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Fairbanks

— 6 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Steese Hwy. Take a break from Fairbanks with a short trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, trek along Angel Rocks Trail, gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and see the interesting displays at Aurora Ice Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks online trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in October, expect Fairbanks to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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.