11 days in Anchorage & Juneau Itinerary

11 days in Anchorage & Juneau Itinerary

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11 days in Anchorage & Juneau Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
1
Anchorage
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Anchorage

7
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Native Heritage Center. You'll explore and learn at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Explore Anchorage's surroundings by going to Palmer (Independence Mine State Historical Park, Musk Ox Farm, & more) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Whittier). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Friends of Eagle River Nature, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage vacation maker tool .

In May, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Palmer, Alaska, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Juneau Arts & Humanities, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Juneau day trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature Parks Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

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