10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Homer
— 1 night
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Norfolk

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Anchorage

— 2 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage tour planner.

Norfolk to Anchorage is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Norfolk to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Norfolk in August, with highs in Anchorage at 66°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Seward

— 2 nights

Alaska Starts Here

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and then trek along Harding Ice Field Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Exit Glacier, then get your bearings at Seward Community Library & Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Seward trip planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Homer

— 1 night
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and finally take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Homer trip planner.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Homer sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Alaska Knifeworks and then explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Juneau trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Juneau in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 10th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan day trip planner.

Getting from Juneau to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.