13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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13 days in Alaska Itinerary

London
Fly + Drive:  16​h
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Seward
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Gustavus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
Ketchikan
— Few hours
ferry + Fly:  16​h 30​min
London

2
days
Anchorage

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum.

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London, UK to Anchorage is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from London in August, plan for slightly colder days in Anchorage, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum
Anchorage Museum
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

4
days
Seward

Seward ©
For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Change things up with a short trip to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park (about 32 minutes away). On the 15th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seward trip planner .

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Anchorage in August: highs in Seward hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Gustavus.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Kenai Fjords National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

few
hours
Gustavus

Gustavus
Gustavus is a second-class city in Hoonah-Angoon Census Area in the U.S. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gustavus trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Seward to Gustavus with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for Juneau on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Gustavus

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

3
days
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gustavus to Juneau. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

1
day
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

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