11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Fly
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Palmer
— 1 night
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
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Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Haines, Ferry to Skagway
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Skagway
— 1 night
Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Phoenix

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Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery, then get all the information you need at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get a taste of the local shopping with Norman Lowell Gallery, and finally walk around Bishop's Beach Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Homer day trip planner.

Phoenix to Homer is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Homer due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: high temperatures in Homer hover around 64°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Palmer

— 1 night
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): hike along Bodenburg Butte, then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Musk Ox Farm, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Palmer travel website.

Traveling by flight from Homer to Palmer takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Palmer are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Trails

Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, then stop by Aurora Dora, and finally get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Palmer to Talkeetna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Talkeetna, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Skagway

— 1 night
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, then shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Alaska 360, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of State Street and Broadway Street, and finally look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Skagway journey app.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Talkeetna to Skagway in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Talkeetna in July: highs in Skagway hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Trails · Parks

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Roberts Trail, look for gifts at Alaska Knifeworks, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Nicholas. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Eagle Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Juneau holiday planner.

Fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Juneau are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 27th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Caribou Creek Company, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, then walk around Potlatch Totem Park, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, explore the galleries of Totem Heritage Center, and then trek along Deer Mountain Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan attractions website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. July in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Alaska travel guide

4.6
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.