11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
Fly

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Ketchikan

— 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, view the masterpieces at The Soho Coho, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally walk around Saxman Native Village.

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Atlanta to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Atlanta to Ketchikan. Expect colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in July: highs in Ketchikan hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then stroll through Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, stroll through Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then stroll through Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

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Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Juneau in July: highs in Anchorage hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

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 22nd (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, hike along Exit Glacier, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seward online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in July, plan for little chillier days in Seward, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Homer

— 3 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get all the information you need at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Homer online itinerary planner.

Drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Homer sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Alaska travel guide

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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.