12 days in Alaska Itinerary

12 days in Alaska Itinerary

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12 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + ferry:  13​h 30​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:  15​h 45​min
End: Orlando

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Misty Fjords National Monument, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip planner.

Orlando to Ketchikan is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Orlando to Ketchikan. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in Ketchikan reach 59°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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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, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Juneau online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May in Juneau, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
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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 21st (Thu): hike 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally look for gifts at Cabin Fever.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Anchorage visit site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Juneau to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive 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. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

Start your trip to Seward by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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