11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska journey planner

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

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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

New York City to Seward is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Seward, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Seward is cooler than New York City - with highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.
On the 9th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then look for gifts at Grizzly's Gifts. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and finally take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Seward to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, take in the exciting artwork at Juneau Arts & Humanities, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls.

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You can fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and 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 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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 14th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, view the masterpieces at The Soho Coho, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village, then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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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 (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.