60 days in Alaska & Ushuaia Itinerary

60 days in Alaska & Ushuaia Itinerary

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60 days in Alaska & Ushuaia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Homer, United States
— 4 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Seward, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Anchorage, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Palmer, United States
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Talkeetna, United States
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
6
Denali National Park and Preserve, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
7
Fairbanks, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Haines, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Skagway, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
Juneau, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
12
Sitka, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h
13
Ketchikan, United States
— 4 nights
ferry + Fly:  33​h
14
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 11 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Homer, United States

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Transfiguration of Our Lord Church and Saint Nicholas Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Norman Lowell Gallery and Pratt Museum. Go for a jaunt from Homer to Soldotna to see Fishing Charters & Tours about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, stroll around Coal Point Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Homer online attractions planner .

London, UK to Homer is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Homer hover around 4°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Saint Nicholas Chapel, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

4
nights
Seward, United States

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Resurrection Lutheran Church and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Seward side-trips: Kenai Fjords National Park (Exit Glacier & Harding Ice Field Trail) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Cooper Landing). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, pause for some photo ops at Benny Benson Memorial, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and stop by Irbi Knives.

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Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. March in Seward sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kenai Fjords National Park, Cooper Landing
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Resurrection Bay ©
Resurrection Bay
Seward Boat Harbor ©
Seward Boat Harbor

5
nights
Anchorage, United States

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.
Point Woronzof and The Roundhouse at Alyeska are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Cook Inlet, appreciate the history behind Captain Cook Monument, stroll through Flattop Mountain Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Anchorage trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Traveling from Seward in March, Anchorage is slightly colder at night with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Palmer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Portage Glacier ©
Portage Glacier
The Roundhouse at Alyeska ©
The Roundhouse at Alyeska
Photography Tours

2
nights
Palmer, United States

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm. On the next day, examine the collection at Iditarod Headquarters, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bearpaw River Brewing Company, then examine the collection at Knik Museum and Musher's Hall of Fame, and finally appreciate the views at Hatcher Pass.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Palmer online journey planner .

You can drive from Anchorage to Palmer in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Palmer can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Palmer

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wasilla, Hatcher Pass
Highlights from your plan
Independence Mine State Historical Park ©
Knik Museum and Musher's Hall of Fame ©
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Talkeetna, United States

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Aurora Dora. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Talkeetna Riverfront Park, head outdoors with Hurricane Turn, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Talkeetna itinerary maker website .

Getting from Palmer to Talkeetna by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Talkeetna when traveling from Palmer in March, with lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©
Talkeetna Riverfront Park ©
Talkeetna Riverfront Park

4
nights
Denali National Park and Preserve, United States

Denali National Park and Preserve ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mc Kinley Park Rd and River Rafting & Tubing. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Savage River Loop Trail, view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, hike along Horseshoe Lake Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd
River Rafting & Tubing
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead

4
nights
Fairbanks, United States

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Explore hidden gems such as Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aurora Ice Museum and Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, immerse yourself in nature at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, see the interesting displays at Fairbanks Ice Museum, and gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fairbanks travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in April, with highs in Fairbanks at 7°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Gold Daughters Alaska ©
Gold Daughters Alaska
Aurora Ice Museum ©
Aurora Ice Museum

1
day
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, United States

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve ©
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve trip itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Fairbanks to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve when traveling from Fairbanks in April, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Haines.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©

3
nights
Haines, United States

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Get some cultural insight at Hammer Museum and Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Chilkoot River. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Chilkat River, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and sample the tasty concoctions at Haines Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Haines day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Haines. In April, daily temperatures in Haines can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

4
nights
Skagway, United States

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Explore hidden gems such as State Sreet and Broadway Street and Corrington's Museum of Alaskan History. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gold Rush Cemetery and BearHead Photography Gallery. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, make a trip to Lower Reid Falls, and pause for some photo ops at Skagway Centenial Statue.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Skagway road trip planning website .

You can drive from Haines to Skagway in 1.5 hours. April in Skagway sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery
Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum ©
Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum

5
nights
Juneau, United States

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Get some cultural insight at Alaska Governor’s Mansion and Last Chance Mining Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Nugget Falls. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier, and don't miss a visit to Shrine of St Therese.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Juneau trip app .

Getting from Skagway to Juneau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Alaska, Bread n Butter Charters
Highlights from your plan
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls
Alaska Governor’s Mansion ©
Alaska Governor’s Mansion
Last Chance Mining Museum ©
Last Chance Mining Museum

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nights
Sitka, United States

Sitka ©
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park and Sheldon Jackson Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Baranof Castle State Historical Site and Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church, meet the residents at Fortress of the Bear, and take in the exciting artwork at Island Artists Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sitka trip builder app .

Getting from Juneau to Sitka by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Sitka are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum

4
nights
Ketchikan, United States

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Explore hidden gems such as Totem Bight State Historical Park and Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. Guard Island Lighthouse and Totem Heritage Center will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church, step off the mainland to explore Revillagigedo Island, Orchard Lake, steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, and walk around Potlatch Totem Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ketchikan day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Estancia Harberton and Lago Roca. Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia de la Merced and Faro de San Juan de Salvamento. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ushuaia: Tolhuin (Museo Historico Kami & Parroquia Sagrada Familia). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Isla Martillo, get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Martial.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia travel route builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ketchikan to Ushuaia. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tierra del Fuego National Park, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Tolhuin
Highlights from your plan
Isla Martillo ©
Isla Martillo
Estancia Harberton ©
Estancia Harberton
Acatushun Museum ©
Acatushun Museum

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