11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 1 day
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Newark

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Seward

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 28th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Bear Glacier and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Marathon.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Seward using our trip planner.

New York City to Seward is an approximately 11.5-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. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in Seward: highs are around 61°F and lows about 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, then browse the exhibits of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Homer travel planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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Anchorage

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, explore and take pictures at Seward Hwy, and then stop by Cabin Fever. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Botanical Garden, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Homer to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Anchorage are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, and finally stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of State Street and Broadway Street, take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, and finally stroll through Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Skagway trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Anchorage to Skagway by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Skagway are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, then trek along Mount Roberts Trail, then look for gifts at Alaskan Fudge Company, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Juneau trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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Ketchikan

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 6th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, browse the exhibits of Totem Heritage Center, then trek along Deer Mountain Trail, and finally stroll through Ketchikan Rainbird Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

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.