11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
5
Ketchikan
— 1 day
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Reagan Washington

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Pratt Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Homer trip builder.

Washington DC to Homer is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Washington DC to Homer. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Homer at 62°F and lows at 48°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

2
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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 2nd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Savage River Loop Trail, then hike along Mount Roberts Trail, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Homer to Juneau takes 8 hours. In July in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

3
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Haines

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Escape the urban bustle at The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Davidson Glacier and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haines: Skagway (Gold Rush Cemetery & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Chilkoot River, see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Haines online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Haines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 6th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, and then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Sitka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Sitka are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

1
day
Ketchikan

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Caribou Creek Company, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and then trek along Deer Mountain Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Alaska travel guide

4.6
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.