10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska route planner

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Philadelphia

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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 24th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Snorkel Alaska, stroll through Deer Mountain Trail, then steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip maker site.

Philadelphia to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Ketchikan is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect nights in Ketchikan to be a bit cooler, around 54°F, while days are much colder, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): head outdoors with Best Damn Charters, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, then stop by Alaskan Fudge Company, and finally trek along Mount Roberts Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perseverance National Recreation Trail.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Juneau trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Skagway

— 2 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 27th (Tue), stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown, take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, then steep yourself in history at State Street and Broadway Street, then trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): hike along Yakutania Point, make a trip to Lower Reid Falls, then make a trip to Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally hike along Upper Dewey Lake.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Skagway tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Skagway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
On the 29th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then admire the natural beauty at Alaska Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Skagway to Anchorage in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Homer

— 3 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally grab your bike and head to Homer Spit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Norman Lowell Gallery, walk around Bishop's Beach Park, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

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Traveling by car from Anchorage to Homer takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Anchorage, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Homer, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.