Good weather in Alaska is unpredictable. Generally, though, the summer months of July and August are drier, sunnier, and milder while the shoulder months of May and September tend to bring more clouds and rain and tends to be cooler.
You can cruise Alaska the summer months of July and August and it could be raining the whole time. You could also experience tremendous luck like I did in mid-June with sunbathing weather from beginning to end.
If the best weather equates to the best time to cruise for you, then your best bet would be to book your Alaska cruise for travel between late June to late August. No guarantees though for sunshine.
If you’re indifferent about the weather, if what you’re more interested in wildlife, glaciers, or the midnight sun, then travellers, please read on to find out the best time for you to travel to Alaska.
Abundant wildlife: May and September.
King salmon: June and July
Midnight Sun: June, early July
Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis): Late August and September
Shopping: Late August and September
When are you thinking of going to Alaska? What do you want to see while there? Please share with us in the comment box below.