11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 1 night
Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Charleston

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Ketchikan — 1 night

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Deer Mountain Trail, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll through Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ketchikan driving holiday planner.

Charleston to Ketchikan is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Charleston to Ketchikan is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Charleston in June, expect Ketchikan to be cooler, temps between 62°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Sitka.
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Sitka — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hike along Harbor Mountain Trail, then trek along Herring Cove Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, then see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 1 night

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sitka to Juneau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Juneau are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Anchorage.
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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 9th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then make a trip to Seward Hwy.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage vacation tool.

You can fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.
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Side Trip

Seward — 2 nights

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 11th (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seward trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Seward, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.
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Side Trip

Homer — 2 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Homer Spit, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Diamond Creek Trail.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Homer road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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.
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