4 days in Alaska Itinerary

4 days in Alaska Itinerary

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4 days in Alaska Itinerary

Columbus
Fly + ferry:  11​h 15​min
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  11​h 15​min
Columbus

2
days
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then steep yourself in history at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum-Gift Shop.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ketchikan travel planner.

Columbus to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Columbus in October; daily highs in Ketchikan reach 51°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Misty Fjords National Monument
Creek Street
Totem Heritage Center

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