11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Palmer
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
6
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 8th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fairbanks online day trip planner .

Los Angeles to Fairbanks is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Fairbanks. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in February: high temperatures in Fairbanks hover around 11°F and lows are around -9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Palmer.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Palmer

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. On the 10th (Mon), go deep underground at Independence Mine State Historical Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Palmer trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Fairbanks to Palmer takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Fairbanks in February, expect nights in Palmer to be much hotter, around 15°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Horseback Riding Tours
Reindeer Farm ©
Reindeer Farm
Independence Mine State Historical Park ©

2
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Cook Inlet, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Palmer to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°F, and evening lows to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): hike along Yakutania Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Dewey Lake, then contemplate the long history of Moore Cabin, and finally shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, then take an in-depth tour of Trail of '98 Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Klondike Brewing Company.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Skagway itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Skagway takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in February: high temperatures in Skagway hover around 34°F and lows are around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yakutania Point ©
Yakutania Point
Upper Dewey Lake ©
Upper Dewey Lake
Trail of '98 Museum ©
Trail of '98 Museum

1
night
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 15th (Sat), hike along Mount Roberts Trail, look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, then hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Juneau Rainforest Garden.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail
Juneau Rainforest Garden ©
Juneau Rainforest Garden
Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC ©
Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC

2
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Totem Heritage Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail, then get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally walk around Potlatch Totem Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ketchikan itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Juneau in February since evenings lows in Ketchikan dip to 32°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Potlatch Totem Park ©
Potlatch Totem Park
The Rain Barrel ©
The Rain Barrel
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

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