16 days in Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Alaska Itinerary

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16 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Seward
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Homer
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Skagway
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  2​h
7
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
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.
Alaska Native Heritage Center and Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. And it doesn't end there: stop by Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary builder site .

London, UK to Anchorage is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 9 hours. When traveling from London in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Anchorage: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Trails

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

3
nights
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.
Visiting Kenai Fjords National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park (about 32 minutes away). On the 6th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seward online trip builder .

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Kenai Fjords National Park

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, get your bearings at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then stroll through Homer Spit, and finally pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Homer day trip tool .

Getting from Seward to Homer by combination of taxi and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

#Museums, #Trails, #Parks
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Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Step out of the city life by going to Tracy Arm Fjord and Nugget Falls. Shop till you drop at Caribou Crossings and Diamonds International. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the long history of Alaska Governor’s Mansion.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Juneau online route planner .

You can fly from Homer to Juneau in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

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

1
night
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get advice or help at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, then stop by Alaska Artworks, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Skagway trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Skagway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Skagway are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Sitka.

Things to do in Skagway

#Adventure, #Tours, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Alaska Artworks ©
Alaska Artworks

1
night
Sitka

Sitka ©
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, 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. On the 13th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then admire all the interesting features of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

Start your trip to Sitka by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Skagway to Sitka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stop by Tongass Trading Company, then steep yourself in history at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

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