11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Bus:  9​h
1
Talkeetna
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Homer
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  8​h 30​min
3
Skagway
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2​h
5
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Seattle

1
night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room, then take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then view the masterpieces at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Talkeetna trip maker site .

Seattle to Talkeetna is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Talkeetna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Talkeetna hover around 66°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©
Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room ©

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 22nd (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Bishop's Beach Park, grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Ptarmigan Arts and then admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Homer travel planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Talkeetna to Homer in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. August in Homer sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Homer

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Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at State Sreet and Broadway Street, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, and then explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown, then take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, and finally stroll through Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Skagway trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Homer to Skagway in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Skagway are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sitka.

Things to do in Skagway

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Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery

2
nights
Sitka

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. On the 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sitka trip planner .

Getting from Skagway to Sitka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House

3
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Caribou Creek Company, then learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, trek along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, stroll through Rotary Beach, then examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

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