11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
3
Homer
— 1 night
4
Seward
— 1 night
5
Anchorage
— 4 nights

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ketchikan trip planner.

Tampa to Ketchikan is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Tampa to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in July, things will get colder in Ketchikan: highs are around 65°F and lows about 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 18th (Sat), get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, then don't miss a visit to Trickster Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Fairweather Gallery and Gifts, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

1
night
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 20th (Mon), get answers to all your questions at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

Before you visit Homer, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Juneau to Homer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center ©
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center

1
night
Seward

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 21st (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seward road trip planner.

Getting from Homer to Seward by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Seward, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Seward Community Library & Museum ©
Seward Community Library & Museum

4
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
You've now added Chugach Outdoor Center to your itinerary. Attractions like Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chugach National Forest, and go deep underground at Crow Creek Mine.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Chugach National Forest, Chugach Outdoor Center
Highlights from your plan
Chugach Outdoor Center ©
Chugach Outdoor Center
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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