11 days in Seattle & Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Seattle & Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Juneau
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Homer
— 4 nights
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Seattle — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Get some cultural insight at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio. Do your shopping at Pike Place Market and City Centre. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Seattle is minus 3 hours. August in Seattle sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Juneau.
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Juneau — 2 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and then get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): 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 explore the world behind art at Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Juneau takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Juneau reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Anchorage.
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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Anchorage — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): cruise along Seward Hwy, then get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and then grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, then steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage route website.

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Homer.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
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Homer — 4 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center and Bunnell Street Arts Center. Fill the 20th (Sat) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anchor River State Recreation Area, grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Homer travel route builder site.

You can drive from Anchorage to Homer in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
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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.
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