10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska vacation planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Denver


Ketchikan — 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, and then see some colorful creatures with Snorkel Alaska. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan visit planning app.

Denver to Ketchikan is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Denver to Ketchikan, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in July, you will find days in Ketchikan are colder (65°F), and nights are a bit cooler (54°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Juneau — 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get your bearings at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Eagle Beach, then sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, and then hike along Mount Roberts Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Juneau trip builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Skagway.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Skagway — 2 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, trek along Yakutania Point, examine the collection at The Mascot Saloon, then make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, and finally stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): stroll through Upper Dewey Lake, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, then view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, then steep yourself in history at State Street and Broadway Street, and finally stroll through Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Skagway planner.

You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.
Trails · Outdoors · 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cook Inlet, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Skagway to Anchorage by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Homer.
Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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 23rd (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, and then do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the information you need at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Homer online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Homer takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Anchorage in July, you will find days in Homer are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Alaska travel guide

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.