60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

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Anchorage
— 9 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 5 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 4 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 5 nights
Bus to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Fly to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 5 nights
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Glacier View
Drive
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Valdez
— 4 nights
Fly
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Haines
— 4 nights
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Hoonah
— 1 night
Fly
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Juneau
— 6 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 5 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Wrangell
— 3 nights
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Anchorage

— 9 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 5th (Sun) exploring nature at McHugh Creek Day Use Area. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, take a memorable drive along Seward Hwy, trek along Friends of Eagle River Nature, and examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage trip planner.

Chisinau, Moldova to Anchorage is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Chisinau to Anchorage, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Anchorage are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 9:

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.
When in Seward, make a side trip to see Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, approximately Kenai Fjords National Park away. On the 11th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seward itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:

Homer

— 4 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 15th (Wed) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Homer vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Homer, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Fairbanks

— 5 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 19th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with University of Alaska Museum of the North, stop by Santa Claus House, explore the activities along Chena River State Recreation Area, and find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Homer to Fairbanks takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Homer in September, expect little chillier with lows of 36°F in Fairbanks. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

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 25th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring at Wonder Lake. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead, take in the awesome beauty at Denali, view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 6 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier View.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:

Glacier View

Glacier View is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Matanuska Glacier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier View trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denali National Park and Preserve to Glacier View. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier View when traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in September, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Glacier View

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Valdez

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

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Valdez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier View to Valdez takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Valdez when traveling from Glacier View in September, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Haines.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haines: Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve (in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve) and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center (in Skagway). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, stop by Alaska Rod's, take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, and examine the collection at Hammer Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Haines road trip planner.

Fly from Valdez to Haines in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Haines are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Hoonah.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

Hoonah

— 1 night
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 7th (Thu): cast your line with Ear Mountain Charters and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoonah trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Hoonah takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Hoonah sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Juneau.

Things to do in Hoonah

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Juneau

— 6 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Shrine of St Therese, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Hoonah to Juneau in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. October in Juneau sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:

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. Sitka is known for wildlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House, stroll through Herring Cove Trail, and get to know the resident critters at Fortress of the Bear.

Start your trip to Sitka by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Sitka sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:

Ketchikan

— 6 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, hike along Deer Mountain Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan holiday planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wrangell.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 24:

Wrangell

— 3 nights
The City and Borough of Wrangell is a borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Get where you need to all day on the 24th (Sun) with Breakaway Adventures Day Tours. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site, examine the collection at Wrangell Museum, kick back and relax at Petroglyph Beach State Historical Site, and contemplate the waterfront views at Stikine River.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Wrangell sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Ketchikan to Wrangell takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Wrangell

Parks · Outdoors · Transportation · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Alaska travel guide

4.6
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.