11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
5
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Knoxville

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 30th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Pratt Museum, get your bearings at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, and finally pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Homer holiday planning tool.

Knoxville to Homer is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Homer is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Knoxville in June, expect nights in Homer to be a bit cooler, around 48°F, while days are much colder, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): push the limits with Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures, take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seward trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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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 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Portage Glacier Cruises, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then see the world from above with Alpine Air Alaska.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage trip planner.

Getting from Seward to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

2
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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 6th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, then get all the information you need at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anchorage in July: highs in Juneau hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

2
nights
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 8th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Juneau to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. July in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

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.