11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
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Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip itinerary maker site.

Louisville to Ketchikan is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Louisville to Ketchikan. Traveling from Louisville in August, expect nights in Ketchikan to be slightly colder, around 55°F, while days are much colder, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, make a trip to Alaska Governor’s Mansion, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Seward

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, then explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seward attractions site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Juneau to Seward in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

Anchorage

— 3 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.
On the 6th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then stop by Grizzly's Gifts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, then contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and finally take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.