Alaska's Must-See Communities

Alaska is impressive for its sheer size. In fact, the state accounts for one-fifth of the United States’ total land area, covering more than 580,000 square miles.

Since our state is so large and remote, destinations within Alaska can take longer to get to as well. For this reason, it is not possible to stay in one location and see all of Alaska with day excursions. Alaska is a touring destination that requires travel on most days to reach different destinations and attractions. Fortunately, Alaska’s unique scenery, landscapes, and wildlife assist in reinforcing the idea that the ‘journey is the destination.’

Most itineraries will include a mix of 1 and 2-night stays. Some destinations are great for 2-night stays with activities available to keep guests engaged. We typically try to avoid changing hotels too often, as some destinations simply do not have enough infrastructure to warrant staying multiple nights. However, this is evaluated on a case-to-case basis, as it may be necessary for longer itineraries with many destinations.

Downtown Anchorage skyline with alpenglow on the buildings, purple mountains in the background

Anchorage

Scenic view of skyline with clouds, mountains, trees, and fireweed

Fairbanks

Girdwood, Alaska

Girdwood

A cruise ship docked in Haines.

Haines

Homer

Juneau

Ketchikan

Kodiak

View of Alaskan farm with greenhouse, silos, and mountains in background

Mat-Su Valley

View of Seward small boat harbor filled with boats and docks with blue sky and mountains

Seward

Sitka Harbor

Sitka

The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad Traveling Through Alaska

Skagway

Talkeetna

Valdez