60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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60 days in Alaska Itinerary

Chisinau
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Anchorage
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Seward
— 5 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
Homer
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Fairbanks
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Glacier View
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Valdez
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Haines
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Hoonah
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Juneau
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h
Sitka
— 5 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h
Ketchikan
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Wrangell
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
Chisinau

9
days
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.
Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at McHugh Creek Day Use Area. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, cruise along Seward Hwy, take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage driving holiday planner.

Chisinau, Moldova to Anchorage is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Chisinau to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chisinau in June, expect Anchorage to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seward.

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Parks Outdoors Nature

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Alaska
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary
Friends of Eagle River Nature ©
Friends of Eagle River Nature

4
days
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.
When in Seward, make a side trip to see Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, approximately 32 minutes away. On the 16th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seward trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in June; daily highs in Seward reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Homer.

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Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
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Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
days
Homer

Homer
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Fill the 20th (Wed) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Homer Brewing Company, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art Shop Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Homer visit website .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Homer sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

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Kachemak Bay State Park
Kachemak Bay State Park
Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center ©
Pratt Museum
Pratt Museum

5
days
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, explore and take pictures at University of Alaska Fairbanks, immerse yourself in nature at Chena River State Recreation Area, and examine the collection at Fairbanks Community Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks day trip tool .

Fly from Homer to Fairbanks in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Homer in June, expect nights in Fairbanks to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Santa Claus House
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
days
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 30th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring at Wonder Lake. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Wild about Denali, and identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the 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 June, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier View.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Wonder Lake ©
Wonder Lake

few
hours
Glacier View

Glacier View
Glacier View is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Glacier View trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denali National Park and Preserve to Glacier View. When traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glacier View: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Glacier View

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Matanuska Glacier
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3
days
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Valdez is known for nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Prince William Sound, take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier, identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, and see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Valdez trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier View to Valdez. In July, daily temperatures in Valdez can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Prince William Sound
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Prince William Sound ©
Prince William Sound
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery ©
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery
Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier

4
days
Haines

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haines: Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve (in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve) and Skagway (Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park & Zipline). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kroschel Films, see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, and stop by Alaska Rod's.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Haines trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Valdez to Haines in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Haines are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoonah.

Things to do in Haines

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
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Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum

1
day
Hoonah

Hoonah is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hoonah sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Hoonah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Juneau.

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Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
days
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, stroll through Mount Roberts Trail, and don't miss a visit to Shrine of St Therese.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Hoonah to Juneau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sitka.

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

5
days
Sitka

Sitka ©
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly New Archangel while under Russian rule (; or, t ''''), 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 historic sites, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Baranof Island Brewing Company, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fortress of the Bear, and engage your brain at Sitka Sound Science Center.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sitka tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Sitka, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

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Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum

5
days
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for historic sites, adventure, nature, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and head off the coast to Revillagigedo Island.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ketchikan route maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wrangell.

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Parks Outdoors Tours
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Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary ©
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
days
Wrangell

Wrangell ©
The City and Borough of Wrangell is a borough in the U.S. Wrangell is known for wildlife, museums, outdoors, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site, kick back and relax at Petroglyph Beach State Historical Site, tour the water at your own pace with Breakaway Adventures Day Tours, and examine the collection at Wrangell Museum.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Wrangell tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Ketchikan to Wrangell in 7.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Wrangell can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

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Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site ©
Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site
Petroglyph Beach State Historical Site ©

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