12 days in Alaska Itinerary

12 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
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 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, then deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

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Fort Lauderdale to Anchorage is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, expect Anchorage to be cooler, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and then explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

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Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Seward, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 17th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

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Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Homer sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau visit planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Juneau in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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 21st (Mon), hike along Deer Mountain Trail, admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, then examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Alaska travel guide

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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.