11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Homer
— 1 night
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Tampa

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Anchorage

— 2 nights

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.
Anchorage is known for parks, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip builder.

Tampa to Anchorage is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Tampa in July, things will get cooler in Anchorage: highs are around 69°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Seward

— 2 nights

Alaska Starts Here

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 18th (Mon): meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seward trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Anchorage, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seward, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Homer

— 1 night
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Homer Spit, then explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and then learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

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Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Homer are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Beaches · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then take some stellar pictures from Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Juneau day trip app.

Do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Juneau in 8 hours. July in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 23rd (Sat), stroll through Saxman Native Village, stroll through Totem Bight State Historical Park, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, then stroll through Deer Mountain Trail, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan day trip tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Alaska travel guide

4.5
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.