15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

London
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Palmer
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Sitka
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
London

2
days
Palmer

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Keep things going the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Independence Mine State Historical Park, admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass, and then relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Palmer sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Palmer is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect Palmer to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Palmer

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

Alaska, Independence Mine State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Hatcher Pass
Reindeer Farm
Musk Ox Farm

3
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chugach National Forest and Alyeska Ski Area. Alaska Native Heritage Center and Anchorage Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Anchorage travel planner.

Traveling by car from Palmer to Anchorage takes an hour. July in Anchorage sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Sightseeing Outdoors

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Chugach National Forest

2
days
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 31st (Tue), browse the exhibits of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery, and then examine the collection at Pratt Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Homer trip generator.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Homer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Anchorage in July: high temperatures in Homer hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
days
Sitka

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly New Archangel while under Russian rule (; or, t ''''), 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 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, hike along Herring Cove Trail, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sitka trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Homer to Sitka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Sitka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks Outdoors Sightseeing
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Raptor Center
St. Michael's Cathedral
Sheldon Jackson Museum

3
days
Ketchikan

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 Helicopter Tours and Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc.. Your inner history buff will appreciate Totem Heritage Center and Totem Bight State Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ketchikan online itinerary creator.

Getting from Sitka to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Totem Heritage Center

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