How Many Days Do I Need to Visit Homer? A Five-Day Homer Itinerary

We feel that about five days in Homer is the perfect answer to the age-old question so that you can see all that Homer, Alaska has to offer without feeling like you are missing anything! Come enjoy the beautiful nature, wildlife, local art galleries, quant shops, and unique local dining options!

Need more info on the fun things to do while in the area? We’ve compiled a list of the best things to do to experience Alaska like a local! At The Driftwood Inn, all our accommodations are located near Bishop’s beach or downtown nearby some of the best things to do in Homer, Alaska. Let us know if you have any questions!

View Things to Do 

A Five-Day Itinerary for Homer, Alaska

Visiting Homer, Alaska, is an amazing experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure or want to explore the local culture and cuisine, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful Alaskan town. Here’s our suggested five-day itinerary for your trip to Homer!

Day 1: Explore The Homer Spit

Start your trip off by exploring the iconic Homer Spit. This four-mile-long stretch of land jutting into Kachemak Bay is home to some of the best views in town. Walk along the beach and take in the stunning scenery. You can also rent kayaks or paddle boards from one of the many outfitters on the spit and explore further into Kachemak Bay. Spend some time shopping at the Homer Spit. There are plenty of souvenir shops where you can pick up unique gifts to remember your trip as well as art galleries featuring work from local artists. Finish off your stay with dinner at one of Homer’s waterfront restaurants.

Day 2: Halibut Fishing & Wildlife Viewing

Spend your second day out on the water! Take a charter boat out onto Kachemak Bay and try your luck at halibut fishing. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some whales or other wildlife while you’re out there! After a day of fishing, head back to shore and grab dinner at one of Homer’s many seafood restaurants.

Day 3: Visit The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

On day three, take some time to learn about Homer’s unique wildlife and environment at the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Here you’ll find interactive exhibits about local marine life and information about conservation efforts in the area. Afterward, take a stroll along Bishop’s Beach and enjoy some of the most beautiful views in town!

Day 4: Hiking & Exploring Lake Clark National Park

On day four, head out on an adventure into Lake Clark National Park! Spend your day hiking through lush forests and taking in breathtaking views of mountains, glaciers, rivers, and lakes. Keep an eye out for wildlife like bears, moose, and bald eagles as you explore this incredible park!

Day 5: Explore Homer’s Old Town

Start you day with a pastry or brunch at either the Two Sister’s Bakery or the Wild Honey Bistro. Take a stroll through this historic part of town and enjoy the Bunnell Street Arts Center featuring work from local artists on your way to Bishop’s Beach for one final walk where land meets the sea. Finish off your stay with dinner at one of Homer’s local old town restaurants Aj’s Oldtown Steakhouse and Tavern or Fat Olives Restaurant

Staying in Homer Alaska Driftwood Inn

Now that you know about the best ways to spend your time in Homer, Alaska, it’s time to plan your trip. No matter which you choose, relax from the comfort of your accommodation at the Driftwood Inn after a day of exploring the Last Frontier. We offer a wide selection of lodging options in Homer including Modern LodgesOld Town CottagesWoodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn RoomsTiny Houses, and even an RV Park! 

Our accommodations are also conveniently located within walking distance of Bishop’s Beach, the Homer Spit, and the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center in Old Town Homer. 

Check our availability to start planning your Alaska adventure!