8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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8 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  13​h
1
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Homer
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Gold Rush Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at State Sreet and Broadway Street, then take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, and finally explore the activities along Chilkoot River. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, then look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Skagway itinerary planner .

Atlanta to Skagway is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in September, you will find days in Skagway are cooler (58°F), and nights are slightly colder (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chilkoot River
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Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at The Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then hike along Byron Glacier Trail, and finally hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally view the masterpieces at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage tour itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Skagway to Anchorage in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or drive. September in Anchorage sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then kick back and relax at Bishop's Beach Park, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Homer trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Homer by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In September in Homer, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Aurora Dora, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna holiday website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Homer to Talkeetna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Talkeetna can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

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