11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska holiday maker
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
— 3 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Omaha


Anchorage — 2 nights

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 2nd (Fri): cruise along Seward Hwy, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Anchorage route maker.

Omaha to Anchorage is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Anchorage is minus 3 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Omaha in September: highs in Anchorage hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Fairbanks.
Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Side Trip

Fairbanks — 2 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Attractions like University of Alaska Museum of the North and Santa Claus House make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Fairbanks to go to Chena Hot Springs and see Chena Hot Springs Resort, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden, gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fairbanks trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Anchorage to Fairbanks in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Anchorage in September since evenings lows in Fairbanks dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Juneau.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

Juneau — 1 night

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Juneau trip planner.

Getting from Fairbanks to Juneau by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Juneau when traveling from Fairbanks in September, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sitka.
Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Sitka — 3 nights

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. state of Alaska. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, hike along Herring Cove Trail, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Sitka Centennial Visitors Center.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sitka trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Ketchikan.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Ketchikan — 1 night

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 10th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, then steep yourself in history at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ketchikan road trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Alaska travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.