11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Chicago

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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 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Chinook and Company, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Totem Heritage Center, then admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip builder.

Chicago to Ketchikan is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get little chillier in Ketchikan: highs are around 62°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time 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 28th (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Juneau are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip website.

You can fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Seward

— 3 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 4th (Sun), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, then trek along Exit Glacier, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anchorage in July: highs in Seward hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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.