60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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60 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Ferry:  13​h
1
Ketchikan
— 5 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2​h
2
Sitka
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Juneau
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Skagway
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Haines
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Fairbanks
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
8
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 6 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
9
Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Anchorage
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Homer
— 4 nights
Bus + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
12
Seward
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  11​h
End: New York City

5
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Popular historic sites such as Creek Street and Totem Bight State Historical Park are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Deer Mountain Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village, and get all the information you need at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan vacation builder website .

New York City to Ketchikan is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Ketchikan is minus 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Ketchikan hover around 66°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

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. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Harbor Mountain Trail. Popular historic sites such as Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park and Sitka Lutheran Church are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fortress of the Bear, admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

Plan my day in Sitka using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

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

7
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Inside Passage.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Juneau online vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Inside Passage
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

5
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail. Popular historic sites such as State Sreet and Broadway Street and Gold Rush Cemetery are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Klondike Brewing Company, and examine the collection at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Skagway day trip planning tool .

Fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Skagway are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier

5
nights
Haines

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Haines sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Haines can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

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 28th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haines to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. August in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©

5
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Large Animal Research Station. When in Fairbanks, make a side trip to see Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Fairbanks trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks. In August in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Santa Claus House, Chena Hot Springs Resort
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chena Hot Springs Resort ©
Chena Hot Springs Resort

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Denali and Mc Kinley Park Rd. Step out of Denali National Park and Preserve with an excursion to Alaskan War Veterans Memorial in Talkeetna--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring at Wonder Lake. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali, hike along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Alaskan War Veterans Memorial
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Denali ©
Denali
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd

3
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Get outdoors at Chugach National Forest and Worthington Glacier. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Prince William Sound, take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon, take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Valdez trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Denali National Park and Preserve to Valdez in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and ferry. September in Valdez sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Alaska
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Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery ©
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery
Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Eklutna Village Historic Park. Step out of the city life by going to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Seward Hwy. Step out of Anchorage with an excursion to Independence Mine State Historical Park in Palmer--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crow Creek Mine, delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach State Park, and admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Valdez to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Alaska, Independence Mine State Historical Park
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 20:
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

4
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Get outdoors at Homer Spit and Photography Tours. Take a break from Homer with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Ninilchik, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bishop's Beach Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Homer trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Homer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Homer are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Harding Ice Field Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seward trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kenai Fjords National Park
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing

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