10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 1 night
Drive
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Homer
— 1 night
Drive
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Fly
4
Juneau
— 2 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to New York City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, then push the limits with Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures, and then explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier.

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New York City to Seward is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New York City to Seward due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Seward hover around 62°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Homer

— 1 night
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Homer are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Anchorage

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Beluga Point, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then stroll through Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip maker.

Getting from Homer to Anchorage by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Juneau trip site.

You can fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · 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. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sitka trip planning app.

Fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 5th (Sun), stroll through Totem Bight State Historical Park, explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip site.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.