11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Newark


Homer — 2 nights

Get outdoors at Homer Spit and Photography Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Bear Creek Winery.

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Newark to Homer is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Newark to Homer due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Newark, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Homer, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Anchorage.
Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Anchorage — 2 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109, take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cook Inlet, and finally grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Homer to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Anchorage are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Skagway.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Skagway — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): trek along Yakutania Point, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, then stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Klondike Brewing Company, and finally steep yourself in history at Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1. Keep things going the next day: trek along Upper Dewey Lake, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, then shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery, then steep yourself in history at State Street and Broadway Street, and finally stroll through Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Skagway tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Anchorage to Skagway in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Juneau.
Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Juneau — 1 night

America's Largest Capital Area

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Perseverance National Recreation Trail, hike along Mount Roberts Trail, then stop by Alaska Knifeworks, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau tour builder site.

You can fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Juneau sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.
Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Ketchikan — 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Soho Coho, then take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Deer Mountain Trail, then discover the deep blue sea with Snorkel Alaska, then get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan planning site.

Getting from Juneau to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Alaska travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.