9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
train + foot + Fly + bus:  13​h
1
Talkeetna
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Homer
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Haines
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Skagway
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see Off-Road Tours, then view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora, and finally get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

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

Washington DC to Talkeetna is an approximately 13-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Talkeetna, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Talkeetna is cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 55°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

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

1
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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): shop like a local with Norman Lowell Gallery, explore the galleries of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bishop's Beach Park, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Homer travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Talkeetna to Homer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Norman Lowell Gallery ©
Norman Lowell Gallery

1
night
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 8th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then trek along Byron Glacier Trail, and then hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage road trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Homer to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

2
nights
Haines

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
On the 9th (Wed), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Haines trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Haines in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or drive. September in Haines sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum

3
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, contemplate the long history of State Sreet and Broadway Street, then stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): trek along Upper Dewey Lake, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, then trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, and finally hike along Yakutania Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Skagway vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery
Upper Dewey Lake ©
Upper Dewey Lake
Yakutania Point ©
Yakutania Point

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