11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Seward
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Homer
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
5
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + Fly + bus + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts.

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Cleveland to Anchorage is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in September, things will get a bit cooler in Anchorage: highs are around 57°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. September in Seward sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, then take in the exciting artwork at Dean Family Farm and Art Studios, then take in the exciting artwork at Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Art Shop Gallery.

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You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Museums Shopping
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Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Norman Lowell Gallery ©
Norman Lowell Gallery
Art Shop Gallery ©
Art Shop Gallery

1
night
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, then make a trip to Trickster Company, and finally stop by Tripp's Mt. Juneau Trading Post.

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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. In September in Juneau, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

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

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 14th (Sat), see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, then stop by Chinook and Company, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street.

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You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

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