9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Haines
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Skagway
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Homer
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Talkeetna
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Palmer
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  13​h
End: Columbus

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Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 11th (Thu), stop by Alaska Knifeworks.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau tour builder tool .

Columbus to Juneau is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Columbus in June, expect nights in Juneau to be little chillier, around 48°F, while days are much colder, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tongass National Forest
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tongass National Forest ©
Tongass National Forest
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail

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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 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, then explore the activities along Chilkoot River, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Haines trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Haines takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Parks Tours
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The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier, then don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, then get your game on at Alaska 360, and finally trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Skagway trip planner .

You can drive from Haines to Skagway in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Alaska 360 ©
Alaska 360

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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 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alyeska Ski Area, then hike along Byron Glacier Trail, then explore the activities along Cook Inlet, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Anchorage trip site .

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. In June, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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 16th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then identify plant and animal life at Bishop's Beach Park, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Homer journey planning app .

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 June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

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night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 17th (Wed), head outdoors with Hurricane Turn, then see Off-Road Tours, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Before you visit Talkeetna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Homer to Talkeetna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Homer in June: highs in Talkeetna hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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nights
Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bodenburg Butte.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Palmer day trip tool .

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Palmer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Palmer are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Bodenburg Butte ©
Bodenburg Butte
Horseback Riding Tours

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