8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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8 days in Alaska Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Newark

3
days
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Helicopter Tours and Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc., stroll through Potlatch Totem Park, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum-Gift Shop, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ketchikan itinerary planner.

Newark to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. While traveling from Newark, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Ketchikan, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sitka tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Sitka are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Russian Bishop's House
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
day
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, meet the residents at DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, then hike along Mount Roberts Trail, and finally make a trip to St. Nicholas.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Juneau trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

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