10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Atlanta

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Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, hike along Deer Mountain Trail, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan holiday planning app.

Atlanta to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Atlanta to Ketchikan. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect nights in Ketchikan to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are colder, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Sitka

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

Make your Sitka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier, get your bearings at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip planner.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · 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 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, then gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Virgin Creek Falls Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then cruise along Seward Hwy.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage day trip planning website.

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Anchorage are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 6th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seward route builder site.

Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Seward, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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.