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Why a Seward to Homer Road Trip Is One of the Best

When you live in Alaska, idyllic vacation destinations are just a drive away. A Seward to Homer road trip is a great option for a quick, easy trip. The distance between the two cities is just 168 miles or about a three-hour drive, so you can spend less time traveling and more time exploring. So, add new episodes of your favorite podcast to the queue, pack your bags, and head to the town of Homer, Alaska! 

When you’re ready to start planning your road trip to Homer, check our Things To Do page. You will find it packed with local insight on the best spots to visit during your trip to our area. Arriving at Homer is just the beginning of experiencing Alaska’s natural beauty!

Your Guide to the Ultimate Seward to Homer Road Trip 

The Route 

The drive from Seward to Homer is an easy, three-hour commute along the Kenai Peninsula. Begin your trip by heading west through Southcentral Alaska to Soldotna, then begin traveling south along Cook Inlet until you reach the Homer Baycrest Overlook. Here, you can take in beautiful, panoramic views of Kachemak Bay with its backdrop of glaciers and mountains. Be sure to pull over on the side of the road and snap a few photos for your Instagram account. This is just the beginning of your scenic trip to Homer, Alaska!   

What to Pack 

Your Homer packing list will vary depending on the time of year you visit our area. However, here are some staple items to add to your packing list: 

  • Hiking boots – The Driftwood Inn offers a couple of day-long hiking tours. You can come prepared for your tour by packing hiking boots and other comfortable gear. 
  • Reusable water bottle – This a must for your trip to Homer! Most of our guests spend a lot of time outdoors, so staying hydrated is important. Plus, it’s better for the environment than a plastic bottle. 
  • Waterproof clothing – If you’re visiting Homer in the warmer months, be sure to pack a bathing suit and/or waterproof clothing. This will come in handy during one of our kayaking tours, where you may get wet.  

More Alaska Road Trips 

Alaska residents are spoiled by the number of beautiful destinations that are just a drive away from your hometown. Anchorage to Homer is another fantastic road trip option for those looking to visit our town. View our Anchorage to Homer road trip guide for more information on the route and must-see attractions along the way! 

Stay at the Driftwood Inn 

Make the Driftwood Inn your homestead during a visit to Homer. We offer a wide variety of lodging options near all town’s most popular attractions. During your stay, enjoy walkability to the shops and restaurants of Old Town Homer, Bishop’s Beach, and the Homer Spit. Our accommodations include Modern LodgesOld Town CottagesWoodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn RoomsTiny Houses, and an RV Park. Don’t forget to complete your trip with one of our vacation packages

Check our availability to start planning your trip from Seward to Homer!