11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly

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Ketchikan

— 2 nights

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 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center, and finally examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the exciting artwork at The Soho Coho, then get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ketchikan sightseeing planner.

Dallas to Ketchikan is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in June: high temperatures in Ketchikan hover around 62°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Sitka

— 1 night
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 7th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park and then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, and then steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sitka road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 9th (Wed), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Juneau trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then stroll through Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Shop Gallery. On your second day here, cast your line with a fishing tour and then shop like a local with Ptarmigan Arts.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Homer trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Juneau to Homer in 8 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Anchorage

— 3 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 13th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. On the next day, stroll through Earthquake Park and then steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip planner.

Traveling by car from Homer to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.