10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 1 night
Drive
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 1 night
Ferry
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Haines
— 1 night
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Madison

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Homer

— 1 night
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stroll through Homer Spit, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Homer sightseeing app.

Madison to Homer is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Madison to Homer. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Madison in August, with highs in Homer at 63°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

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.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Bear Glacier, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mt. Marathon.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seward trip planner.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, then explore the activities along Cook Inlet, and finally identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): get outside with Turnagain Arm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area, and then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Skagway

— 1 night
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 12th (Wed), stroll through Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, then stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, then make a trip to Lower Reid Falls, and finally trek along Yakutania Point.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Skagway trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Anchorage to Skagway in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Skagway are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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 13th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along Chilkoot River, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Haines trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Juneau

— 1 night

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, hike along Mount Roberts Trail, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Plan trip to Juneau with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center, take a peaceful walk through Tongass National Forest, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ketchikan Rainbird Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.