10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska tour planner

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

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Ketchikan

— 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 3rd (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan itinerary builder app.

New York City to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Ketchikan are cooler (65°F), and nights are slightly colder (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: get your bearings at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, then stop by Cabin Fever, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage tour app.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Anchorage takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Juneau in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anchorage: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Trails

Seward

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Sat), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seward trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Seward, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then kick back and relax at Homer Spit, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Homer trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Homer are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Alaska travel guide

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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.