10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip maker
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Fly
1
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 1 day
Fly
3
Skagway
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Haines
— 1 night
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
5
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Charleston

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Fairbanks — 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): shop like a local with Two Street Gallery LLC, see the interesting displays at Tanana Valley Model Railroad Display, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Parish, examine the collection at Fairbanks Community Museum, and then go for a walk through Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fairbanks road trip planning app.

Charleston to Fairbanks is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Charleston in August; daily highs in Fairbanks reach 67°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 1 day

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 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Alaska Veterans Museum, stop by Grizzly's Gifts, then get engrossed in the history at Heritage Library and Museum, then examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Star the Reindeer.

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You can fly from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fairbanks in September since evenings lows in Anchorage dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Skagway.
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Skagway — 2 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Moore Cabin, take an in-depth tour of Trail of '98 Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Mascot Saloon, then steep yourself in history at Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, and finally take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Alaska Art Colony, then sample the tasty concoctions at Klondike Brewing Company, then get engrossed in the history at Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Skagway Centenial Statue.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Skagway trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Skagway takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Skagway sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Haines.
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Haines — 1 night

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkat River, get engrossed in the history at Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Port Chilkoot Distillery.

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You can ride a ferry from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 5th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Treadwell Historic Mine Trail, view the masterpieces at Juneau Arts & Humanities, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Juneau-Douglas City Museum, look for gifts at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Juneau trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Ketchikan.
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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.
On the 7th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Eagle Park, take in the exciting artwork at Scanlon Gallery, view the masterpieces at Caribou Creek Company, then take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, then make a trip to Chief Johnson Totem Pole, and finally stroll through Deer Mountain Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ketchikan tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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.
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