21 days in Saginaw & Alaska Itinerary

21 days in Saginaw & Alaska Itinerary

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21 days in Saginaw & Alaska Itinerary

Start: Palm Springs
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Saginaw
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h
2
Fairbanks
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h
3
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Juneau
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Skagway
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 15​min
9
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Palm Springs

1
night
Saginaw

Saginaw ©
Saginaw is a city in the State of Michigan and the seat of Saginaw County. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): meet the residents at Children's Zoo at Celebration Square, experience rural life at Applewood Estate, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus, and finally stop by Rau's Country Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Dow Diamond, admire the natural beauty at Dow Gardens, and then browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saginaw day trip planner .

Palm Springs to Saginaw is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Palm Springs to Saginaw is 3 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in June: highs in Saginaw hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Saginaw

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Frankenmuth, Midland, Applewood Estate
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Dow Gardens ©
Dow Gardens
Dow Diamond ©
Dow Diamond
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops

1
night
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North and then get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore and take pictures at University of Alaska Fairbanks, look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, then examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and finally examine the collection at Fairbanks Ice Museum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saginaw to Fairbanks. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Saginaw to Fairbanks due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Saginaw in June, with highs in Fairbanks at 71°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Theme Parks Shopping
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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

2
nights
Seward

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.
On the 6th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park. There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center.

Make your Seward itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fairbanks to Seward takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Fairbanks in June, expect nights in Seward to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, get great views at Beluga Point, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

Planning Anchorage trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

4
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©

1
night
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Skagway trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Skagway. In June, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sitka.

Things to do in Skagway

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Zipline
Jewell Gardens ©
Jewell Gardens

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, get engrossed in the history at Sitka Centennial Visitors Center, then steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Sitka day trip app .

You can fly from Skagway to Sitka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Skagway in June, expect nights in Sitka to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ketchikan trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

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