46 days in Dubai, Osaka & Alaska Itinerary

46 days in Dubai, Osaka & Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights
2
Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
3
Juneau, United States
— 4 nights
4
Ketchikan, United States
— 4 nights
5
Sitka, United States
— 2 nights
6
Skagway, United States
— 2 nights
7
Seward, United States
— 3 nights
8
Homer, United States
— 3 nights
9
Anchorage, United States
— 4 nights
10
Denali National Park and Preserve, United States
— 4 nights
11
Fairbanks, United States
— 3 nights

7
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Corniche Beach. Get outdoors at Marina Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Abu Dhabi (The Founder's Memorial & Biblioteca da Grande Mesquita Sheikh Zayed). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at La Mer by Meraas, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, stroll through Jumeirah Beach, and browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai road trip planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Dubai is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Dubai. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in May: highs in Dubai hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 5:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
La Mer by Meraas ©
La Mer by Meraas

5
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Visiting Nara Park and Eeyan will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Todai-ji Temple and Koyasan Okunoin. Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more), Mizukoshitoge (in Chihayaakasaka-mura) and Shika no Fune Mayu (in Nara). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, don't miss a visit to Kuchu Teien Observatory, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Osaka using our trip planner.

You can fly from Dubai to Osaka in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Osaka is 5 hours. Traveling from Dubai in June, you will find days in Osaka are cooler (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Koya-cho, Mizukoshitoge
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:
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Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya

4
nights
Juneau, United States

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tracy Arm Fjord and Nugget Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and stroll through Mount Roberts Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau journey planner.

You can fly from Osaka to Juneau in 19.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Osaka to Juneau is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Osaka in June, expect Juneau to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zipline

4
nights
Ketchikan, United States

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Misty Fjords National Monument. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary and Zipline. There's lots more to do: stroll through Totem Bight State Historical Park, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, trek along Deer Mountain Trail, and steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary ©
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
Zipline

2
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fortress of the Bear, thensee the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sitka driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Sitka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:
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Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

2
nights
Skagway, United States

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Fly from Sitka to Skagway in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Skagway, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline
Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum ©
Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum

3
nights
Seward, United States

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Exit Glacier and Seward Boat Harbor. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Seward trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Skagway to Seward in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Skagway in June, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Seward. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:
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Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier
Seward Boat Harbor ©
Seward Boat Harbor

3
nights
Homer, United States

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Homer Spit. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Kachemak Bay State Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Anchor River State Recreation Area and learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

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

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Homer are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Anchor River State Recreation Area
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Photography Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

4
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.
Get outdoors at Flattop Mountain Trail and Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Virgin Creek Falls Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Portage Glacier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Friends of Eagle River Nature, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

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Traveling by car from Homer to Anchorage takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Boat Tours & Water Sports
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Portage Glacier ©
Portage Glacier
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Denali and Mc Kinley Park Rd. Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Husky Homestead. It doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and trek along Mount Margaret Summit.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve day trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 8 hours. July in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:
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Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Fairbanks, United States

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Large Animal Research Station. Explore hidden gems such as Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum and University of Alaska Museum of the North. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fairbanks route planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge ©
Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
Large Animal Research Station ©
Large Animal Research Station

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