11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska journey builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Talkeetna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Anchorage
— 1 night
Fly
4
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Portland

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Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery, and then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

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Portland to Homer is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, car, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Portland to Homer due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Portland in July; daily highs in Homer reach 64°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Talkeetna trip planning tool.

Drive from Homer to Talkeetna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Homer in July, you will find days in Talkeetna are somewhat warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Anchorage

— 1 night

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
On the 9th (Thu), stroll through Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and then take in the awesome beauty at Alyeska Ski Area.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip planner.

Traveling by car from Talkeetna to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Skagway

— 2 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 10th (Fri), hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, then contemplate the long history of State Street and Broadway Street, and finally hike along Upper Dewey Lake. On your second day here, trek along Yakutania Point, then don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, then don't miss a visit to Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Skagway trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Skagway takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Roberts Trail, look for gifts at Alaskan Fudge Company, then get outside with Best Damn Charters, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau travel route planner.

You can fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take a peaceful walk through Tongass National Forest, and then hike along Deer Mountain Trail. On the next day, view the masterpieces at The Rain Barrel, then get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water
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.