12 days in Alaska Itinerary

12 days in Alaska Itinerary

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12 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + ferry:  8​h 15​min
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:  11​h 30​min
End: Denver

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, then look for gifts at Chinook and Company, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip site .

Denver to Ketchikan is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Denver to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ketchikan: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau online trip maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Juneau sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally look for gifts at Cabin Fever.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage vacation site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Juneau to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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.
Seward is known for wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seward trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. May in Seward sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 40°F at night. On the 31st (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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