60 days in Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Alaska Itinerary

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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
Drive
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Glacier View
Drive
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Valdez
— 4 nights
Fly
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Haines
— 4 nights
Fly
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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 6th (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, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, explore and take pictures at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Anchorage trip itinerary planner.

Chisinau, Moldova to Anchorage is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chisinau to Anchorage is minus 11 hours. June in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Seward to Kenai Fjords National Park to see Exit Glacier about 32 minutes away. On the 12th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seward road trip website.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Anchorage, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seward, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

Homer

— 4 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 16th (Wed) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Art Shop Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer day trip site.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Homer sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

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 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, stop by Santa Claus House, find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park, and get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Fairbanks online trip builder.

Do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Fairbanks in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Homer in June, you will find days in Fairbanks are somewhat warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

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 26th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring at Wonder Lake. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, take in the awesome beauty at Denali, view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve online trip planner.

Getting from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Glacier View.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

Glacier View

Glacier View is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 29th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Matanuska Glacier.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Glacier View trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denali National Park and Preserve to Glacier View. In June, daytime highs in Glacier View are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Glacier View

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:
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: explore the activities along Prince William Sound, see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, identify plant and animal life at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery, and explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Valdez trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Glacier View to Valdez takes 4 hours. In June in Valdez, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Haines.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

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). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery, stop by Alaska Rod's, and take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Haines holiday planner.

You can fly from Valdez to Haines in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Haines can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Hoonah.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Hoonah

— 1 night
Hoonah is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. On the 8th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Ear Mountain Charters and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hoonah journey planner.

You can fly from Haines to Hoonah in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July in Hoonah, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Juneau.

Things to do in Hoonah

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Juneau

— 6 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, admire the masterpieces at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Juneau trip maker.

Getting from Hoonah to Juneau by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14:

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, stroll through Herring Cove Trail, take an in-depth tour of Sitka Centennial Visitors Center, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fortress of the Bear.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sitka trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

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: cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, walk around Saxman Native Village, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Ketchikan online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wrangell.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:

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 25th (Sun) with Breakaway Adventures Day Tours. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Wrangell Museum, identify plant and animal life at Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site, stroll through Petroglyph Beach State Historical Site, and contemplate the waterfront views at Stikine River.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wrangell sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ketchikan to Wrangell takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 28th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Wrangell

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

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.