11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska travel planner

Make it your trip
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 Madison

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier, then explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seward trip planner.

Madison to Seward is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Madison to Seward, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Seward is little chillier than Madison - with highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then explore the striking landscape of Chugach National Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Beluga Point, then contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Anchorage itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Anchorage are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and don't miss a visit to Mendenhall Glacier.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Juneau trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Juneau are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Ketchikan

— 3 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 interesting insight from Tours and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan online trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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.