11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Madison
Bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2​h
5
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Fly + Bus:  10​h 45​min
End: Madison

2
nights
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then kick back and relax at Homer Spit, and then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bishop's Beach Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Homer trip planner .

Madison to Homer is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madison in July; daily highs in Homer reach 64°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Photography Tours
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park

1
night
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for gifts at Alaska Knifeworks, trek along Mount Roberts Trail, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Homer to Juneau takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. July in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery ©

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 9th (Thu), stop by Back Alley Rock Shop, explore the activities along Chilkoot River, then take an in-depth tour of The Mascot Saloon, then don't miss a visit to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Alaska 360. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of State Sreet and Broadway Street, and finally trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Skagway trip planner .

You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Sitka.

Things to do in Skagway

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chilkoot River
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Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Alaska 360 ©
Alaska 360

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 11th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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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 July, daytime highs in Sitka are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral

2
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, then trek along Deer Mountain Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with Caribou Creek Company, then admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Zipline
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

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