12 days in Alaska Itinerary

12 days in Alaska Itinerary

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12 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly + ferry:  13​h
1
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h
End: Memphis

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Ketchikan route website .

Memphis to Ketchikan is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Memphis in June, things will get colder in Ketchikan: highs are around 62°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Zipline

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Juneau travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally stop by Cabin Fever.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Juneau to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In June in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

4
nights
Seward

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.
When in Seward, make a side trip to see Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seward journey builder website .

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for slightly colder days in Seward, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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