8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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8 days in Alaska Itinerary

London
Fly + ferry:  16​h 30​min
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h
London

1
day
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hike along Deer Mountain Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ketchikan holiday builder .

London, UK to Ketchikan is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from London to Ketchikan. When traveling from London in August, plan for little chillier days in Ketchikan, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

3
days
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and don't miss a visit to St. Nicholas.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Juneau trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Juneau to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Anchorage are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum
Anchorage Museum
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

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