10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + ferry:  8​h 15​min
1
Ketchikan
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Fairbanks
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan travel planner .

Los Angeles to Ketchikan is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Ketchikan. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in Ketchikan reach 59°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 31st (Fri), meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and then admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau vacation planner.

Getting from Ketchikan to Juneau by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

1
night
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore and take pictures at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, then see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, then examine the collection at Fairbanks Ice Museum, and finally examine the collection at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Large Animal Research Station, get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Parish.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks vacation planner.

You can fly from Juneau to Fairbanks in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Juneau in June: highs in Fairbanks hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Parks Wildlife
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1
day
Seward

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seward day trip planning website .

Getting from Fairbanks to Seward by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Fairbanks, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seward, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Seward Community Library & Museum ©

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Holy Family Cathedral. Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Jewish Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and shop like a local with Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. June in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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